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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.


Nov. 19th, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)
Hey. I just thought of something. You're not going to start releasing your books with "Movie Poster" HBO covers are you? I hate that every time someone adapts a book for the small or big screen you can't find a copy of their book with a normal book cover.
Nov. 19th, 2008 06:37 am (UTC)
tie-in editions
I think it's almost a certainty that if the HBO pilot goes to series, there will be new paperback editions of all the books released with tie-in covers featuring photographs of the actors. Sorry. That's just the way things works. My publisher is not going to pass up the chance to attract millions of new readers.

I would not expect the hardcovers to change, but you never know.
Nov. 20th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
Re: tie-in editions
In good news, more readers means more money for George. And we do so like to keep he & Parris living the good life.

Otherwise, he'd have more reasons to not be writing. : P
Nov. 21st, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
Re: tie-in editions
Okay, well, I guess I'll buy those too. But don't let them stop publishing the old non-movie poster editions. It drives me crazy! The best to you in all you do!
Nov. 20th, 2008 11:30 am (UTC)
I was going to ask if they had done this already with Harris's Southern Vampire series, and I see that the latest paperback features the same promotional image as HBO used for True Blood. Nifty.

I was reviewing Harris's sales on Locus Online over the past months, and suffice it to say pretty much every one of the Sookie Stackhouse books is back on the NYT extended bestseller list thanks to True Blood. It would be a real boon to broadening George's readership if the series goes forward, to say the least. Tie-in covers would make sense on the paperbacks, though I do hope that the hardcovers don't change yet again.


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