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November 15, 2010

The Sopranos in Middle-earth

For your consideration, the Game Of Thrones Official "Raven" Tease.

"Game Of Thrones" will be premiering on HBO in 2011.

The series, based on author George R. R. Martin's best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among noble families for control of the Iron Throne of Westeros.
“The Sopranos in Middle-earth” is the tagline Benioff jokingly suggested for the television adaptation, referring to its intrigue-filled content and dark tone set in a fantasy setting. Fantasy is described as incidental to the series. The storytelling is what HBO programming chief Michael Lombardo found appealing, not the magic or the exotic milieu, in spite of the network’s new developmental policy to “[take] shots at shows that we wouldn’t have taken a shot at five years ago.” Nonetheless, HBO hired expert language creator David J. Peterson from the Language Creation Society to develop a Dothraki language — “possessing its own unique sound, extensive vocabulary of more than 1,800 words and complex grammatical structure” — to be used in the series.

On the one hand: Lena Heady features. On the other hand: Tamzin Merchant left the production. On the gripping hand: Tamzin Merchant has been replaced by Emilia Clarke (hat tip to Ben).

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 15, 2010 06:28 AM


Did I see Sean Bean in that clip? I may have to subscribe to HBO just for this.

Posted by: Enas Yorl [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 16, 2010 01:57 PM