October 21st, 2011
11:19 AM ET
Writer George R.R. Martin didn’t just create the books behind HBO series “Game of Thrones,” he’s also highly involved in the small screen adaptation. New York Magazine's Vulture got the famous fantasy author to spill on which actors he thinks are really working for the show.
It turns out Martin, 63, has a few top choices. “Certainly Peter Dinklage did an amazing job with Tyrion, who is one of my favorite characters in the books,” the author reveals, adding, “we always wanted Sean [Bean] and he was incredible in that role.”
Martin also praises the show’s “three terrific" child actors.
(Unfortunately for actor Jason Momoa, he wasn’t mentioned.)
The popular “Game of Thrones” was renewed for a second season just two days after its premiere in April.
After the first season, the show received 13 Emmy nominations, including best dramatic series and best supporting actor. The series won two of those Emmy awards: one for best supporting actor, which went to Peter Dinklage, and one for best main title design.
Season 2 premieres April 2012.
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