George R. R. Martin posted to his Not A Blog yesterday with some comments on the Catelyn recasting and his upcoming script writing.
Being under the weather for a couple weeks there has put me seriously behind on everything, I’m afraid. I’m now struggling to get back into it. In addition to the on-going work on DANCE, I am also trying to wrap up FORT FREAK, volume twenty-one in the Wild Cards series, and will soon need to gear up to write my season one script for HBO. I’m been over a decade since I last did a teleplay, I realized suddenly. I hope I still remember how.
Yes, the part of Catelyn on HBO’s GAME OF THRONES has been recast. The new actress is Michelle Fairley, a talented and acclaimed veteran of the British and Irish stage and television. That’s being discussed in several places on the web, most notably Westeros and Winter Is Coming, so take your comments, questions, and thoughts there, if you’d be so good.
There’s more news, both bad and good, on several different fronts, none of which I am at liberty to talk about just now. Soon, maybe.
In addition to the above info, I was able to confirm with George that he plans to write episode eight. So the full writing schedule for season one would be Bryan Cogman writing episode four, Jane Espenson writing episode six, GRRM writing episode eight and David and Dan handling the rest.
Winter Is Coming: Nice to know the full script schedule for season one. Episode eight should be a fun one for GRRM to write. Depending on how it breaks down that could be the episode where we see the Battle of the Green Fork. I’m hopeful that the good news that GRRM mentioned is more upcoming casting news. However I am a little worried about his mention of more bad news, though he mentions it is on “different fronts” so hopefully it isn’t anything related to Thrones.