Jason Momoa added to Game of Thrones cast
The Chicago Tribune has announced that Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis) will play Khal Drogo in HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones. The series, which is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire books by George RR Martin, begins production on October 24, 2009.
As warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty. The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, a vengeance mad boy has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities beyond the sea. Heir of the mad Dragon King deposed by Robert, he claims the Iron Throne.
Filming will take place in Morocco and Scotland with principal photography beginning the last week of October in Northern Ireland.
Isaac Hempstead-Wright was also confirmed to be joining the cast in the role of Bran Stark, the young son of lord Eddard Stark.
David Benioff (Troy, The Kite Runner) and DB Weiss write the screenplay and also serve as executive producers. George RR Martin, Guymon Casady, Carolyn Strauss and Vincent Gerardis also hold executive producing duties.
Director & Writers
Thomas McCarthy – Director
David Benioff – Writer
George RR Martin – Writer
DB Weiss – Writer
- Harry Lloyd – Viserys Targaryen
- Mark Addy – Robert Baratheon
- Alfie Allen – Theon Greyjoy
- Sean Bean – Eddard Stark
- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau – Jaime Lannister
- Peter Dinklage – Tyrion Lannister
- Jennifer Ehle – Catelyn Stark
- Jack Gleeson – Joffrey Baratheon
- Iain Glen – Ser Jorah Mormont
- Kit Harington – Jon Snow
- Richard Madden – Robb Stark
- Isaac Hempstead-Wright – Bran Stark
- Tamzin Merchant – Daenerys Targaryen
- Maisie Williams – Arya Stark
- Sophie Turner – Sansa Stark
In 1996, George RR Martin began work on “A Song of Ice and Fire”, a series of books inspired by the War of the Roses (a series of civil wars fought between the House of York and the House of Lancaster for the English throne in the 15th century). The fourth book; “A Feast of Crows” became The New York Times No.1 bestseller.