HBO have released a new fantasy TV series. The show is based on George R.R.Martin’s page turner book series of the same name.

I personally have never heard of the books but the fantasy/ historical genre is most definitely appealing to a Uber Geek like myself. The lavish production comes complete with appealing British accents, gratuitous violence, copious amounts of sex and amazing landscapes from filming in Northern Ireland, Malta and Morrocco.

The story line is about seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Political and sexual intrigue abound. The conflict and plotting leads to war, but to the North an ancient evil awakens. All that stands between the waring realms of men on the horrors beyond is The Night’s watch, a group of misfits.


The Cast includes:

Sean Bean as Eddard “Ned” Stark
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister
Michelle Fairly as Catelyn Stark
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont
Aidan Gillen as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen
Kit Harington as Jon Snow
Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
Richard Madden as Robb Stark
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark
Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon
Rory McCannas Sandor “The Hound” Clegane

The series debuted in the USA on April 17, 2011. Whether or not it will be shown on SA is a mystery at this point but maybe Dark Carnival can make a plan to get the first season.