View Full Version : George R.R. Martin's A Song Of Ice And Fire to be turned into a series on HBO

Domesticated Equine
January 17th, 2007, 03:00 AM

Wow. I just finished reading what's finished of the series and never thought it could or would be turned into a TV show. With any other network I would be very sceptical of the outcome, but HBO could very well pull this off. One season per book sounds very reasonable although I wouldn't have minded Martin writing more than one script. Well, can't really fault him for concentrating on the actual books.

A thousand things could of course go wrong with this project and the fact that this is the first TV project for the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss is somewhat concerning. Since this is HBO, though, I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and am really looking forward to the series.

Lady Snow
January 17th, 2007, 09:55 AM
I'll parrot the masses and say that if it's done well, it'll be the best thing HBO's ever done.

January 17th, 2007, 10:29 AM
I'll parrot the masses and say that if it's done well, it'll be the best thing HBO's ever done.

you do realize that with no other replies, you are the masses?


i had to work real hard to finish the first book and didn't realize he had planned to stretch the series out that long.

still...it might be much easier to get thru if i just have to sit there and watch. HBO does some great 'original' programming.

January 17th, 2007, 11:13 AM
Awesome, awesome, awesome! I've read up to book 3 and I've really enjoyed the series so far - best fantasy epic in a while IMO.

I always worry about converting books to TV series, but I have great faith in HBO. Defintely looking forward to it! :) :D

Domesticated Equine
January 19th, 2007, 01:15 AM
An update from George R. R. Martin: http://www.georgerrmartin.com/news.html

It seems he will be writing one episode each season and there will be 12 episodes per season, which is pretty standard for HBO.

February 9th, 2007, 11:50 AM
Aw, jeeze, now I'll have to buy HBO! ...well, at least for 12 weeks of the year. This series is one of my favorite series ever & I hope that the show lives up to what I hope it will be... if that makes sense...

February 9th, 2007, 12:07 PM
Bummer I don't have HBO, but hopefully they will sell the series in DVD format once it's been aired.

Slade 155
February 9th, 2007, 12:29 PM
This is great news of course, but I do have my doubts. The same everyone else has. Namely, the could ruin the series.

I won't be able to see it on TV here for a while, but I'm sure I can download it somehow. I'm not sure I will though.. I'm happy with the way things look in my imagination, this could be very different. We'll; just have to wait and see.

February 9th, 2007, 12:58 PM
This makes the third series of fantasy books that I love that are being turned into screens both small & large lately. Christopher Eccleston has a role in the upcoming "Dark is Rising" movie, based on Susan Copper's series and Daniel Craig & Nicole Kidman (among others) are starring in "The Golden Compass" based on Phillip Pullman's books. It is a good time to be a geek! :)

February 9th, 2007, 03:09 PM
Never read these books, but I'm dying for a good Fantasy television series- hopefully we'll get this on a more accessable channel up here.....not likely, but ya never know. :)