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 HBO Greenlights Game of Thrones

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Khalus Akuhei
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PostSubject: HBO Greenlights Game of Thrones   Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:50 pm

Although I have yet to read this series, I've heard nothing but good things about it, and an HBO show to go with it...frack yeah!!! Amazing cast thus far too...

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HBO has greenlighted highly anticipated fantasy series "Game of Thrones."

The premium network has picked up the project for a first-season debut next spring. Nine episodes plus the pilot have been ordered. Production will begin in Belfast this June.

The pickup comes on the heels of another HBO big ticket series order, for Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese's drama "Boardwalk Empire."

From the moment "Thrones" was first announced in development, the series based on the George R.R. Martin novels has generated enormous, perhaps unprecedented, online interest for a series at such an early stage.

The sprawling tale set in the mythical land of Westeros tells the story of the noble Stark family who become caught up in high court intrigue when patriarch Eddard (played by Sean Bean) becomes the king's new right-hand man. The four-and-counting books in the series would each be used as one season of the series. Also cast in leading roles are Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Jennifer Ehle.

Unlike many fantasy novels, the "Thrones" series largely avoids relying on magical elements and instead goes for brutal realism -- think "Sopranos" with swords. Martin, a former TV writer ("Beauty and the Beast"), writes each chapter as a cliffhanger, which should lend itself well to series translation.

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Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
Sean Bean as Eddard Stark
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Jennifer Ehle as Catelyn Stark
Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon
Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont
Kit Harrington as Jon Snow
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen
Richard Madden as Rob Stark
Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane
Tamzin Merchant as Daenerys Targaryen
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark


Ron Donachie as Ser Rodrik Cassel
Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo
Donald Sumpter as Maester Luwin
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Annwen Fiori


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PostSubject: Re: HBO Greenlights Game of Thrones   Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:01 pm

Well umm yeah. I have read most of them and if they stick to the book this thing is gonna be R rated. People get hacked all over the place, there's incest, rape, murder, war, torture you name it.
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Elocke Sern


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PostSubject: Re: HBO Greenlights Game of Thrones   Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:05 pm

I call this the fantasy version of the Sopranos(since it's HBO). Very mature and not for kids, heheh.
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