HBO has given the green light to fantasy series “A Game of Thrones,” says The Hollywood Reporter. The first season is scheduled to premiere next spring. Nine episodes plus the pilot have been ordered. Production will begin in Belfast this June.
Based on the George R.R. Martin novels, the story is set in the mythical land of Westeros and centers on the noble Stark family who become caught up in high court intrigue when patriarch Eddard (played by Sean Bean) becomes the king’s new right-hand man.
The four-and-counting books in the series would each be used as one season of the series.