HBO's <i>Game of Thrones</i>
HBO's Game of Thrones
HBO is set to play a brand new fantasy game with a debut set for next spring. According to The Live Feed, HBO has greenlit Game of Thrones for a series order.

The network has ordered nine episodes of the series, which is based off George R.R. Martin's fantasy novel series, on top of the pilot episode for a 10-episode first season. The pilot was written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and was directed by Tom McCarthy, as we reported way back in May.

Sean Bean stars in the series and here's how the site described the series.

The sprawling tale set in the mythical land of Westeros tells the story of the noble Stark family who become caught up in high court intrigue when patriarch Eddard (played by Sean Bean) becomes the king's new right-hand man. The four-and-counting books in the series would each be used as one season of the series.

The pilot stars Sean Bean, Jennifer Ehle, Richard Madden, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Issac Hempstead-Wright, Kit Harington, Mark Addy, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Jack Gleeson, Tamzin Merchant, Harry Lloyd, Iain Glen, Alfie Owen-Allen, Rory McCann, Joseph Mawle, Ron Donachie, Esme Bianco, Bronson Webb, Jamie Campbell Bower and Richard Ridings.