Game of Thrones Goes Light On Magic

Turned off from HBO’s upcoming big-budget fantasy series “Game of Thrones” because the magic and fantasy elements will essentially render it a small screen “Lord of the Rings”? You needn’t be worried it would seem.

Sitting down with MTV News, show writers Dan Weiss and David Benioff say this adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s book series is “a show about power…it’s really about the human story” says Benioff.

That means the magic aspect is being kept to a minimum, and when used it’ll be handled as realistically as possible – “Magic is there and it plays an important part but it’s much more on the fringes, and characters are skeptical about the existence of the supernatural the way people in our world are skeptical about it,” says Benioff. “And when they encounter it they are as full of dread and shock as people in our world would be, I think, after encountering ghosts and other critters.”

For the full interview, click here.