HBO has given the greenlight for 10 episodes based on George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. The pilot is in post-production now and no word on how far into the books (or just book) the season will go.

Yours truly has reviewed most of the series, starting with “A Game of Thrones.”

The official press release follows.

Press Release from HBO:

GAME OF THRONES SERIES PICK UP

HBO Entertainment

Series commitment is pilot plus nine episodes

Production is set to begin in Belfast, Northern Ireland in June 2010

LOG LINE:
Based on the series of books by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom.

PILOT CREDITS:
David Benioff Executive Producer
D.B. Weiss Executive Producer
Tom McCarthy Director
Carolyn Strauss Co-Executive Producer
Guymon Casady Co-Executive Producer
Vince Gerardis Co-Executive Producer
Ralph Vicinanza Co-Executive Producer
George R.R. Martin Co-Executive Producer
Joanna Burn Producer
Mark Huffam Producer
Frank Doelger Producer

PILOT SCRIPT:
Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
Based on the series of books “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin

IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER PILOT CAST SERIES REGULARS:
Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
Sean Bean as Eddard Stark
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Jennifer Ehle as Catelyn Stark
Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon
Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont
Kit Harrington as Jon Snow
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen
Richard Madden as Rob Stark
Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane
Tamzin Merchant as Daenerys Targaryen
Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark

ALSO FEATURING:
Ron Donachie as Ser Rodrik Cassel
Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo
Donald Sumpter as Maester Luwin