From TV Guide:
Game of Thrones, a fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin's novels, has gotten a greenlight from HBO, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
HBO picked up the show, written by David Benioff (Troy, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and D.B. Weiss, for a total of 10 episodes slated to debut next spring.
The series is set in a fictitious land called Westeros and follows Eddard Stark (Sean Bean) as he becomes a king's right-hand man.