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Rumor: Peter Dinklage could star in HBO's 'The Beasts of Valhalla'
According to media reports out of Australia, Justin Monjo is adapting "The Beasts of Valhalla," based on the novel series by George C. Chesboro, for HBO as a possible starring vehicle for Peter Dinklage.
This not surprising. Chesbro's Mongo Series focuses on Dr. Robert "Mongo" Frederickson, a private eye and criminologist with dwarfism. The total number of Emmy-winning actors with dwarfism likely to be linked to an HBO series like this is: Peter Dinklage, who has previously been linked to a feature adaptation of "An Affair of Sorcerers" that never happened.
But there's a problem: Dinklage already has a series on HBO and "Game of Thrones" is really successful. Several reports have claimed that the pilot for "Valhalla" would shoot in 2016 after "Game of Thrones" is complete, except that given the current timetable established by HBO and the show's writers, "Game of Thrones" could still have two or three more years to go at this point.
We also saw several reports suggest that Dinklage could do both shows at once, like all of the other actors who have had starring roles concurrently on multiple shows on the same network.
Basically, it's no surprise that Monjo wants Dinklage for the series he's writing, but just because you want it, doesn't mean it's happening, but putting the hopes far off in the future makes everything sound more plausible.
We'll believe it when we see it.