HBO greenlights Fantasy Series “A Game of Thrones”

A Game of Thrones approved to series March 02, 2010. They also released the first photo (below) from the series that is scheduled to debut next spring (that’s a long time away in my very happy mind). The order is for 10 episodes including the pilot.

For more information: full cast list and photos, Chicago tribuneVarietySuvudu, TV mag

Source THR

HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s acclaimed novel series. HBO had already greenlit a pilot, starring Sean Bean and Jennifer Ehle, and hopes to do seven seasons — one for each novel in the series. Producer D.B. Weiss says it won’t be a huge, splashy series with thousands of orcs stampeding across the screen. Instead, it’ll stay true to the books, and most of the battles will take place offstage.

Filming on the pilot for Game of Thrones, adapted from the fantasy novel by George R.R. Martin, has wrapped, according to Visual Effects producer Julia Frey. The three weeks of shooting took place in three different countries and involved a cast of two dozen and more than 100 extras.

Cast members include Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, a woman of royal blood, Peter Dinklage as Cersei’s brother Tyrion, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Cersei’s twin, Jaime, Sean Bean as aristocrat Ned Stark, Jennifer Ehle as his wife, Catelyn Stark, and Mark Addy as King Robert.

Cast : Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon, Jennifer Ehle as Catelyn Stark, Kit Harrington as Jon Snow, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Richard Madden as Robb Stark, Sean Bean as Eddard Stark, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Tamzin Merchant as Daenarys Targaryen