Game of Thrones (2011)

When asked how it compared to Lord of the Rings, Sean Bean has said that "the characters in Game of Thrones are very much more incestuous and corrupt." (From what I've seen and read, I've determined that this series will not match my criteria for serenity! I know that there is a huge fanbase for these books but there are plenty of other blogs which will be covering this series.)

Based on fantasy novel by George R. R. Martin. The principal cast of the HBO series, which will run 10 episodes, features Mark Addy,
Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Iain Glen; and Lena Headey; as well as Tamzin Merchant (Georgiana of “Pride and Prejudice”)

"The announcement that epic television series Game of Thrones would begin filming in Belfast in June caused ripples of excitement in the city, but for many science fiction and fantasy fans around the world it was momentous news"...>>read more of BBC article (apparently creators of series are huge fans of the novels so expectations are high that they will remain faithful to the source material)

Jennifer Ehle was previously cast in role of Catelyn but now the role will be played by Michelle Fairley (Mrs. Granger in Harry Potter)

>Martin has more info on his own site, Not a Blog
>Video: behind the scenes
>Video: short preview clips
>read more at Wikipedia

Sean Bean stars as the honorable Warden of the North and Lord of Winterfell.

Michelle Fairley will play Catelyn Stark,
Eddard's wife and the matriarch of the family

>>photos of cast


  1. I for one am hugely looking forward to this. Read GAME OF THRONES a long time back and am still eagerly anticipating the sixth of the seven-book series (, maybe this year). Imagine IVANHOE plus THE TUDORS plus I CLAUDIUS along with the scope of LOTR (especially films #2 and #3) and while you're at it toss in DRAGONSLAYER, THE NAME OF THE ROSE and maybe a few dashes of THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF.

  2. Zahir Blue,
    thanks for your cool description! I'm starting to get an idea that this series is greatly anticipated!



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