By Borys Kit and Nellie Andreeva at the Hollywood reporter

Sean Bean has nabbed the lead in “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s adaptation of the George R.R. Martin fantasy-book series. Tom McCarthy is directing; David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who wrote the screenplay, are executive producing.


The books revolves around a battle among seven kingdoms and between two ruling families for control of the Iron Throne, the possession that ensures survival through a 40-year winter to come.
Bean will play Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark, known for his sense of honor and justice, who becomes closest adviser to King Robert (Addy).

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I just started reading the books, so I don’t know the whole story line, but I think Sean Bean is perfect for this. And HBO always does a good job, so it should do the books justice.

Have you read any of George R.R. Martin’s books? What do you think of all the books being made into TV series lately?