Two brief mentions of Game of Thrones that emerged on the web in the past few days. First, the popular sci-fi blog io9 had Game of Thrones on its list of “18 Upcoming TV Shows That Could Save Small-Screen Scifi.” Here is what they had to say about it:
A Game Of Thrones. HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s acclaimed novel series. HBO has already greenlit a pilot, starring Sean Bean and Jennifer Ehle, and hopes to do seven seasons — one for each novel in the series. Producer D.B. Weiss says it won’t be a huge, splashy series with thousands of orcs stampeding across the screen. Instead, it’ll stay true to the books, and most of the battles will take place offstage.
Secondly, actress and self-confessing geek Felicia Day mentioned Game of Thrones in a recent interview at Geekadelphia.
If you could participate in bringing one video game or comic book property to the big screen, what would it be?
The George R. R. Martin books; they are already making those at HBO The Game of Thrones. I wasn’t British so I wasn’t allowed to audition for those, but that would be really fun.
Winter Is Coming: Nice to see Thrones getting some love from the sci-fi fan community. A few have squabbled that io9 didn’t do their homework on the series and gave it too brief a description but you can’t expect everyone to be as up on the details as us. I’m confident that with a series pick up and more publicity from HBO, the fantasy/sci-fi fan community as a whole will rally around the show.
Interesting about Day not being able to audition. We know they held auditions in LA and New York and ended up casting two Americans in the pilot (two and a half if you count Jennifer Ehle). If there is a second season hopefully she will get a chance to audition as I think she could make a perfect Ygritte.