04/15/2011 10:27 am ET Updated Jun 15, 2011

Highland Park Native's HBO Series Premieres Sunday

Dan Weiss has been an avid fantasy fan since he was a kid growing up in Highland Park. Now he's sharing his passion for fantasy with people across the country as co-creator of Game of Thrones, a new cable television series that premieres April 17 on HBO.

The show is based on George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which includes four New York Times best-selling books. The series is about courtly intrigue and politics between noble houses in a medieval-style fantasy world.

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