HBO has called for a pilot episode of a show based on George R.R. Martin‘s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.
If successful, the hopes are that each book of the seven total would become seasons of the show. The pilot — and hopeful first season — would be based on the first book, A Game of Thrones. Executive producers on the pilot will be David Benioff (Troy) and D.B. Weiss (Halo).
Unfortunately, HBO has about 10 pilots ordered, so no one knows which will actually become full series; so this by no means guarantees that a full season of this show will come to fruition, but it is great news for fans of the series and fantasy alike.
I am a massive fantasy fan and would really love to see a fantasy TV series out there, especially if it’s through HBO and adult-aimed (meaning, not shitty). To have a fantasy genre show with the raw nature of HBO’s typical programming would be amazing and would likely add a whole new aspect to the genre that we’ve not really seen before.
If this happens and Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series eventually finds the big screen, we could see a return-to-form for fantasy. Since Lord of the Rings hit screens, we’ve seen nothing but terrible fantasy movies based on any and every book out there; so it would be lovely to see something good again. No promises of course, but we can always hope and dream.