Me being a massive GRRM fanboy the news that this series is on the way is rad news. The filming of the pilot has recently wrapped, and is in post-production in the hope of being greenlit, which with the amount of buzz surrounding even that already seems a nigh-on certainty. Apparently they're using much of the production crew that worked on the Rome series, and with the massive success of that along with shows like The Tudors this could well be a bit of an unlikely hit. As long as they keep the production costs down to a realistic level, a mistake Rome made. The plan apparently is to adapt every book into a season (there's currently four books, a fifth due within the year, and another two to come).
For those who haven't read the series, it's one of the better examples of the modern trend in fantasy where the tropes and cliches are flipped around, with the more ''realistic'' aspects of medieval courts and intrigue emphasised rather than the typical magic and paupers-come-heroes. I think it has real possibility of working out as long as they manage to avoid it turning out like Xena or that awful Terry Goodkind thing.
There's also some real surprises and cliffhangers, especially in the first book, that are sure to make for good telly. And lots of violence and sex scenes.