I so can't wait for this. Not only does it sound like they brought in some interesting people.
HBO has acquired the rights to turn George R.R. Martin's bestselling fantasy series "A Song of Fire and Ice" into a dramatic series to be written and exec produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
"Fire" is the first TV project for Benioff ("Troy") and Weiss ("Halo") and will shoot in Europe or New Zealand. Benioff and Weiss will write every episode of each season together save one, which the author (a former TV writer) will script.
Not only that, but the too brief article makes it sound like R.R. Martin might still have some say and control over the show since he'll be writing at least one episode. That can only be a good thing as he used to write TV and has created an incredibly, morbid world that is going to take some real work translate correctly over to TV. Even HBO.
That being said, I'm horribly excited. HBO does quality TV and I couldn't have asked for a better place for that series to land.
What Would Matt Do: Well, if I ended up in the world of Fire and Ice, I'd first make sure I wasn't a good guy. They don't do well there.