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The Sopranos in Middle Earth

Mark Devenport | 13:41 UK time, Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Apparently that's what an HBO producer suggested as a "crappy" tag line for their new TV series "Game of Thrones". The pilot for the series will be filmed in the Paint Hall studios in Belfast's Titanic Quarter. Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness announced the project this lunchtime. Like the Universal Studios' medieval comedy confirmed over the Easter, this is one of the projects they discussed during their recent trip to California.

I can't claim to be an expert on A Song of Ice and Fire, the seven book saga on which the TV series will be based, but it seems to involve civil wars and rival princes struggling for power. Sounds familiar, eh?

Wikipedia notes that "most of the characters are human, but as the series progresses other races are introduced, such as the cold and threatening Others from the far North..." Could they be inhabitants of Storm Mount?


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