thefonz, on 14 June 2010 - 18:34, said:
George RR Martin is by far my favourite writer - yes even moreso than Tolstoy and Tolkien. I remember I devoured all the Song of Ice and Fire books over 6 months and have been waiting eagerly for A Dance With Dragons (due for release circa 2100.
Then I read them again - then I read his short stories including The Hedge Knight, and then I read his two volumes of short stories - yes even Sandkings which left me with a rather nasty nightmare.
Everything I see from this attempt by HBO fills me with excitement and I am very very happy with the cast. Heck Sean Bean looks the part and I'm looking forward to seeing how the icy and brutal Ned Stark is blended with Bean's typically gung-ho acting.
Does anyone know how many episodes we get with this and each book/season? Presumably they're an hour long and given how much is in GoT that must be a good 24 episodes?
First Season is going to be 10 one-hour Episodes long. GRRM has just recently handed in the first draft of the episode he is writing, which is nhumber 8.
BTW, the casting topic in the OP is out of date now, as two main cast memebers have been replaced.