Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Song of Ice and Fire coming to television

I've known about this since the deal first started, but now it can be made public. HBO will begin shooting George RR Martin's Song of Ice and Fire this fall. They're going to devote an entire season to the first book, A Game of Thrones. Northern Ireland will provide the setting and scenery, and it should be spectacular.

Of course, what are the odds that I move to the UK before the first episode airs?

Books often get butchered when adapted for another medium, but this project sounds quite promising. Spreading the whole novel out over a season is a good call, for example. More details about all of this here.


  1. Yeah, the Sword of Truth series died a tragic cinematic death for Matt and me...and we mourn it's passing. I'm cautiously optimistic for this one.

  2. But at least that series was adapted into a relatively successful TV show. It's been picked up for another season, and we like watching it. What bothers me most is when the work is changed to no good effect.

  3. Thank you for the update. I have been wondering if this would happen or not. GRRM has been a great inspiration for my first fantasy novel (a wip). Should be interesting to see how HBO does with it.

  4. You reminded me that I have more news. I'll go post that now!