Making its ways around the web, is news that George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire will, indeed, be given a chance on the boobtube.

From Martin’s website:

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.

Good news, indeed. If anyone can pull it off, it’s HBO.

  • edifanob November 15, 2008 at 11:01 am

    When I read the message it enlightened my day.

  • Alex Gittens November 15, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    here’s hoping this’ll light a fire under GRMM, so he’ll sit down and churn out the rest of the series. As it is, I’m going to have to reread all the books to prepare for the next one, whenever that’s released.

  • J.Cormier November 18, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Perhaps more exciting than the fact that it is being made is the fact that it’s being made by HBO. I so often find myself watching a decent show, thinking, “Imagine how much better this would be if it were on HBO.”