In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) is going to star in Game of Thrones for HBO.

The pilot is an adaptation of the George R.R. Martin fantasy book series. It examines a battle between "seven kingdoms and two ruling families for control of the Iron Throne."

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Headey plays the role of Queen Cersei of House Lannister. She is the wife of King Robert (Mark Addy) and sister of twin brother Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) as well as outsider younger brother Tyrion (Peter Dinkladge).

Starring in this pilot is Sean Bean in the role of Ned Stark.