George R.R. Martin novels to become HBO series
Martin is currently at work on book five of the seven book series with the network planning to adapt each book into one season of the show. The stories take place in the seven kingdoms of Westeros and chronicle the violent history of the politics of the land. It's often very dark and, if given the same kind of scope as HBO's Rome, has the potential to be an amazing series. The project will be executive produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The plan is for Benioff and Weiss to write all the episodes each season, except one, which will be written by George R. R. Martin himself.
There is one more little tidbit at the end of the Variety article that I hadn't heard about, which may turn out to be even bigger news. Apparently D.B. Weiss recently adapted William Gibson's "Pattern Recognition" for Warner Bros. It doesn't mention whether it is a film or television project, but I am assuming film. "Neuromancer" remains my favorite Gibson book, but Cayce Pollard is far and away my favorite Gibson character.
[ via Variety.com ]