I’ve received word, from what looks to be a legit inside source, that Sean Bean has been cast as Eddard Stark in the Game of Thrones pilot. The source mentioned that it happened yesterday but does not know when it might be officially announced.
Winter Is Coming: Would be great, if true. I’m filing it under rumors for now, but it seems like the real deal. We will just have to wait and see at this point. If the deal was finalized yesterday then one can hope that it will be officially announced very soon. Keep an eye on this blog and my Twitter page, for as soon as we get some official confirmation, I will let everyone know.
UPDATE: It looks like Daily Mail gossip columnist Baz Bamigboye is reporting the “Sean Bean as Ned” rumor as well. He doesn’t list a source, so no way of knowing if he is just reporting what he is seeing online or if he has some other inside info. But since it is in the gossip section I’m still considering this a rumor. But the chances of it being true are looking more and more likely. Hopefully HBO will give us the official word soon.