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The Daily Beast: "Game of Thrones Comes to HBO"

HBO is about to unveil an ambitious adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy novel Game of Thrones, the first book in a seven-novel series entitled "A Song of Ice and Fire."

Over at The Daily Beast, it's the first of two Game of Thrones-centric features today, this one a broad overview of the series and intended to be hugely accessible for newbies to the series who haven't read the books. (There are no real spoilers within, though I do explain why you need to be watching.)

In my latest feature, entitled "Game of Thrones Comes to HBO," I speak to George R.R. Martin; the show's creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; and Sue Naegle, the entertainment president of HBO, about the ruthlessly addictive show.

Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 17th at 9 pm ET/PT on HBO.

Comments

Anonymous said…
"Good people suffer, bad people suffer, and ultimately everyone suffers," Benioff said.

Oh, goody.

After watching the dark and desperate opening 15 minutes, now I read this quote.

As someone with no knowledge of the books, I really wanted to look forward to experiencing this story, but everything I hear about the series makes it sound like a dismal trial of drawn-out misery.

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