HBO Renews GAME OF THRONES for a Third Season!

HBO has offcially renewed their hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones for a third season! I think all of us who are watching the show knew it was going to happen, but it's comforting to have that confirmation. HBO's president of progamming, Michael Lombardo, made the announcement today saying,

Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raised our expectations for the second season - and then surpassed them. We are thrilled by all the viewer and media support we've received for the series, and can't wait to see what Dan and David have in store for next season.

We can't wait to see what happens next season either! Hell, I can't wait to see what happens the rest of this season! This is such a great series, and I hope that HBO gets to tell the whole story. I hope the series doesn't end before its time like Deadwood, Luck, and Carnival. HBO needs to see this through to the end. 

From the press release:

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, "Game of Thrones" is an epic drama set in the world of Westeros, where ambitious men and women of both honor and ill-repute live in a land whose summers and winters can last years. The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning fantasy series began its ten-episode second season Sunday, April 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), with other episodes debuting subsequent Sundays at the same time.

According to early data, "Game of Thrones'" season two premiere has already accumulated a gross audience of 8.3 million viewers, and is on track to easily surpass the season one average of 9.3 million viewers.

Season two cast members include: Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Sophie Turner, Jack Gleeson and Alfie Allen.

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