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Many of the most delectable roles have been cast for the pilot of HBO's adaptation of George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones. Although the series is not scheduled to run until 2011, the pilot is quickly nearing the end of production. Many of the biggest roles will be portrayed by relatively unknown young stars. The roles of Jon Snow, Arya Stark, Sansa Stark and Daenerys Targaryen are all younger than sixteen, demanding a great deal of maturity and emotional depth. Fortunately they will have a great deal of experienced cast members to draw advice from, what an opportunity!
It should be interesting who they'll lure for some of the juiciest characters yet to come, the sly and brilliant Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish, Jon Snow's loyal friend Samwell Tarly, and the ruthless, cold father of the triple threat Tywin Lannister. With the demise of the Tudors as it finishes it's fourth season this year and the release of The Hobbit in 2011, Game of Thrones is primed for a spectacular debut.
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As for George R. R. Martin's second half of his long awaited follow-up to Feast for Crows, I anticipate it will hot off the press near the pilot's release. What a coincidence...