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A Game of Thrones a step closer to hitting television screens

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While this is a couple weeks late it still deserves a big mention. A Game of Thrones, the first novel in George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, has moved a step close to appearing on a television screen near you. According to Martin’s Not-A-Blog, HBO have purchased the rights to A Game of Thrones, and this means that we could POSSIBLY see the book turned into a television series. Information from a variety of sources on the web suggests that if this adaptation does come to fruition that we will see the whole series on TV screens with each novel covering one season. As A Song of Ice and Fire will eventually comprise seven novels (George is currently writing the fifth one), this means that we will have seven whole seasons to enjoy!

As George is quick to point out in his announcement, just because HBO now own the option to the novel does not mean that it will actually happen, and that we should not get excited. But how could you not? A Song of Ice and Fire is an absolutely fantastic series and while screen adaptations of books should often be viewed with trepidation, HBO has produced some really great television including The Sopranos, enough said. So lets all cross fingers that everything works out and hopefully before to long we will see the Starks, the Lannisters, the Targaryens, and all the other brilliant characters of ASOIAF (especially The Hound) on our screens.

For more info check out Martin’s website at: http://www.georgerrmartin.com/

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Written by Dale Weber

Wednesday, 1 October, 2008 at 8:32 pm

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