HBO Picks Up ‘Game of Thrones’ Fantasy Series

by | March 2, 2010 at 5:02 PM | TV News

Peter Dinklage (Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Peter Dinklage (Scott Gries/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES

HBO is going ahead with the series ‘Game of Thrones,’ based on a series of fantasy books by George R.R. Martin.

The cable channel said Tuesday it has committed to a total of 10 episodes, with production set to begin in Belfast in June. The cast includes Sean Bean, Peter Dinklage and Jennifer Ehle.

‘Games of Thrones’ will depict a struggle for power set in a “vast and violent fantasy kingdom,” HBO said. An air date was not immediately announced.

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