Archive - November 2008


Cliffhanger ending

There is an interesting discussion over at the Westeros forums regarding where to end the pilot episode. Obviously this discussion is all spoilers, so click through only if you’ve read the first 200 pages of the first book.

Casting Speculation

Promise me, Ned

The role of Eddard Stark is going to be another crucial casting decision that the producers will have to make. Ned’s role in the pilot episode will be important and whomever they get to play Ned will need to pull it off...


Who is Carolyn Strauss?

When the press release went out regarding HBO’s decision to order a pilot for Game of Thrones it was revealed that ex-HBO employee Carolyn Strauss (shown at right on the set of Rome) was an executive producer on the...


To spoil or not to spoil?

As you might have guessed, the writer of this blog has read (and re-read) George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. However, I realize that a lot of you folks may not have read the series, or at least not read...

News Press

What’s in a name?

Prior to HBO’s greenlighting the pilot, I wondered that if the series did get produced what HBO would go with as the title of the series? A Song of Ice and Fire just seemed too long and unwieldy for a television series...