Monday, July 26, 2010

Winter is coming

If the title of today's post made you think "Dude, it's still July. Relax." or anything along those lines, then today's post is not for you. Sorry. Check back tomorrow, and I'll try to have something less geeky on display.

If however the title of today's post sent a little frisson through you, then it's a good bet you are an avid follower of George R.R. Martin's extraordinary fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire—and if so, then this post is definitely for you. And if you are as avid a fan as me, you probably already know what I am about to tell you: that the filming for the HBO adaptation of A Game of Thrones started today in Northern Ireland.

Now, though I am a total TV junkie, I rarely squee. But the news coming out of George R.R. Martin's non-blog (helpfully titled "Not A Blog") has been causing me to squee quite regularly lately. Such as when he posted the above promo pic for the series, which, yes, is Sean fucking Bean dressed up as Ned Stark. Or when he posted the link to the twenty-two second trailer for the series:

But here's some special news for those of us who love both Martin's novels and The Wire (or, conversely, the British Queer as Folk): that most excellently slippery and crafty of Martin's characters, Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, is going to be played by Aidan Gillen—otherwise known to fans of The Wire as Councilman, and later Mayor, Tommy Carcetti.

Squee. Squee, indeed.

1 comment:

Matt said...

Yes! Need to re-read/catch up on those books.