Game of Thrones Inching Closer at HBO

There are few things these days that really manage to get me excited. One is NASA giving a two-day warning about some mysterious thing whizzing by earth and it thankfully not blasting a hole in the side of the planet. Another is the fortuitous discovery of my apartment containing both peanut butter and chocolate frosting at the same time, so that I may combine them on a spoon and experience transcendence. And the last is the possibility of one of my favorite book series of all time becoming an HBO series. Now, my friends, we are one step closer to Game of Thrones appearing and my pants disappearing.

Always the diligent source of news for Game of Thrones, the folks over at Winter Is Coming have pointed my beady little fanboy eyes to an article by The Hollywood Reporter’s James Hibberd about comments from HBO’s Michael Lombardo at the TCA event today. I don’t know about you, but things like—“Everything looks fantastic,” “You forget its fantasy while you’re watching it, and that’s what I love about it,” and “I would be surprised if it doesn’t [get greenlit]. It has everything going for it” really manage to give you a sense of what producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss and director Tom McCarthy have accomplished. Also according to Lombardo, if Game of Thrones is picked up, it would air sometime in “March or April” of 2011.

If this happens, it will probably be the single greatest moment of my life (Sorry, honey). There are three book series that sit atop little pedestals in my heart: The Lord of the Rings, The Dark Tower, and The Song of Ice and Fire (GoT is the first book). Peter Jackson already gave me one. Now it’s time for HBO to give me another, and perhaps I will get that third sometime before I die.

Stay tuned to FSR for more about Game of Thrones if it gets picked up, because I will climb atop my little keyboard mountain and type until my fingers fall off.

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