Why HBO is the perfect home for the adaptation of George RR Martin’s fantasy epic.
Although competition has emerged in the subscription-based US TV industry over the past few years, there’s little doubt that HBO is still America’s strongest creative powerhouse when it comes to serialised drama.
Within the next two years alone, HBO has series on the slate including Boardwalk Empire, Luck, Treme and Band Of Brothers follow-up The Pacific, involving some of the most talented people in the entertainment industry. Based on the network’s previous output, expect Game Of Thrones to have the kind of towering production values rarely associated with television, as well as a less labored narrative structure than standard network fare.
The series, starring Sean Bean and Lena Headey, will debut in Spring 2011, apparently. Filming is underway now in Belfast, with ten episodes – including the pilot – ordered by HBO.