According to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO has just greenlit a full ten-episode series based on George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones. All say, 'Oooooh!'
Apparently each season's episodes will be based on each of Martin's books. (No word on what they'll do when they hit the split-book narrative later in the series.) Photos and cast list here.
I think they've already shot the pilot, but the rest starts production in Belfast, in June, for 2011 spring release. The Griffith-Eskridge household is going to have to get its televisual act together before then. (We hate Comcast, hate them, refuse to pay their premium cable prices, but have been too busy to investigate streaming options. Now we have not only a goal but a timetable. Tick tock.)
I don't want to miss this one.