Eddard StarkHBO is airing a fantasy series in two weeks staring LOTR alumn Sean Bean. Just as in 2000, when New Line Cinema put high-quality fantasy in the cinema, viewed then as an expensive risk, the subscription channel is adapting a fantasy novel, George R.R. Martin’s “A Game of Thrones,” for television. Bean, Boromir in Tolkien’s “Fellowship of the Ring,” is front and center here as the series’ most recognizable face playing Eddard Stark, one of the powerful players in a land full of political intrigue. Sunday night HBO started the two-week countdown before the shows airs each Sunday for 10 weeks. You can watch a 14-minute preview now but younger and sensitive viewers should be warned, there are graphic depictions of dead bodies, a beheading and the stuff of nightmares if you follow this link. (TORn recently ran a story comparing the LOTR films and the television series.)

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  1. hobby

    It is time for Sean Bean to skip the warlike roles and concentrate on grabbing more reserved roles in the historical genre(similar to Colin Firth) to show his adoring audience there is more to his repetoire than this recent article which i regard as disgusting!

  2. hobby

    It is time for Sean Bean to skip the warlike roles and concentrate on grabbing more reserved roles in the historical genre(similar to Colin Firth) to show his adoring audience there is more to his repetoire than this recent article which i regard as disgusting!

  3. Churrooo!!! (it means he is hot in peruvian spanish! lol)
    sorry, I have to say it!

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