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Huge, Huge News

HBO has given the production order.

They will be filming the pilot episode of A GAME OF THRONES.

It's just the pilot so far. They'll need to see that before they decide whether to proceed with a full season's episodes. So let's all hope the pilot will kick serious ass.

It should. David Benioff and Dan Weiss did a terrific job with the script. And yes, all of you can relax, it's very faithful. Dan and David will be the executive producers for the pilot and (we hope) the eventual series.

More details when I have 'em. The news is very fresh. HBO just issued their own press release, which should be up on their website soon, if it's not there already.

Winter is coming to HBO. Hot damn.

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randomsecrets
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
That is fantastic news! I can't wait, and I will keep my fingers crossed that all goes well!
azuma_kazuma
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)
YIPPEEEE!!!
Holy cow! HBO making a TV show on my favorite series of all time...this is the best news I've had all year!
imyourfault
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
I'm going to celebrate this over a cup of hot spiced wine
pyrosakura
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
TADA! TADA! TADA FOREVER!
Congratulations! I'm wishing this show all the best!
*crosses fingers for success!
miripanda
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
Yay! Congrats! Can't wait to see what they come up with (and whether it'll be released on iTunes)
eddard_stoppark
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
Great expectations
It's so monstruously good to read these news!!! I think that "A game of thrones" will bring the biggest thing the television has ever enjoyed in the last... er... probably from the day they aired the first man's walk on the moon! Winter is coming!
inter_connected
Nov. 12th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Awsome!

This is great news for all fantasy fans; I can't wait to see this! ASOIAF will make such an excellent series.

Roy Dotrice should get to play a role in the show, but I checked his wikipedia page a few days ago, I can't believe he is 85 years old! He is such a genius. Most actors are overrated, but he has genuinely mastered his craft.

werthead
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Awsome!
Roy Dotrice = Maester Aemon?
strayth
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
Awesome!
That is so great, I really hope they order as many seasons as they can. Fantastic! I cannot wait.
sensorglitch
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
awesome :)
flopping_donnie
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
woot
steady_03
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
Woo-Hoo!
I'll get HBO when it comes out!

Can you stipulate that all your fans get bit parts? :)
fat_tom
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)
Will HBO make us wait 6 months between episodes?
And where do I send my headshot?
murdertron3000
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
My girlfriend broke up with me last night
But this totally made my day. Thanks man.

By the way I know you HATE casting suggestions, but now that it's at least official, let me throw this out there...Gheorge Muresan as Hodor. Just sayin.
parrismcb
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
Re: My girlfriend broke up with me last night
sorry about the girlfriend.

You can indulge in your casting fantasy picks over at the fabulous Westeros board.
tifa84
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)
oh I am so happy for you!!!!! It fills my heart to know your wonderful stories are one step closer to being "seen" by those (like my husband) who can't get into reading. Congrats!
danielmc
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
rwawk! \m/
mort_q
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
Woot!
werthead
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome news. Congratulations!

Any word on whether they're any closer to deciding on filming locations?
skylarkthered
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:42 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I remember celebrating your making the National Bestseller list with you a few years ago, and how you said the series would never be televised because it would have to be with HBO and that would never happen.... Never say never! Filming the pilot is a huge step, even if it's not the end of the road. I'm so happy for you!
saitou
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
Great news! Looking forward to seeing how it comes out.
kleenur
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
OMG HBO!
Grats! Pilot is for sure only the first step but, I am very excited to see how this turns out.
ellisar
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
SWEET!!!!
If they do it right this will be the greatest show of all time.
nicbenbow
Nov. 12th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
Good news...
What KIND of pilot? Is it a ten minute thingy, backdoor pilot that can be seen as a stand-alone film in the event it gets dropped, or what?!!!
slytherinblack
Nov. 12th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)
*squee*

Jesse Spencer for Jaime! .... okay, I'm guessing you have nothing to say about it. But this is my dream which I wished to express.
gege_the_dodo
Nov. 12th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)
OMGOMGOMG...SQUEEEEEE!
pigeonoverlord
Nov. 12th, 2008 08:31 pm (UTC)
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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