GAME OF THRONES Is Renewed For A Third Season

HBO have just announced that the "best show on tv" will definitely see a third season at the very least. This comes off of huge numbers and support for the two episodes that have aired from season 2 so far..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/10/2012
After this Sunday's second season 2 ep "The Night Lands" almost matched the season opener's viewing figures, HBO have decided to officially renew the fantasy/drama series for a third season.



Here is the press release in full from HBO..

LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2012 – HBO has renewed GAME OF THRONES for a third season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

“Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raised our expectations for the second season – and then surpassed them,” said Lombardo. “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.”

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.

Among the early critical praise for the second season, Newsday called GAME OF THRONES “the best show on television,” while the Los Angeles Times termed the series “a cinematic feast” and “masterful.” The Wall Street Journal hailed the show as “magnificent” and USA Today called it “near perfection.”

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.

Season two credits: The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger; co-executive producers, George R.R. Martin, Vanessa Taylor, Alan Taylor, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis; produced by Bernadette Caulfield.










Source: HBO
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JoshWilding - 4/10/2012, 10:04 AM
"The best show on television"? I think they meant Mad Men. :P This is good news though - need to find the time to watch season one at some point in order to find out what all the fuss is about!
tazmaniak - 4/10/2012, 10:08 AM
That probably means it's automatically renewed for season 4, as season 3 will only adapt the first half of book 3.
cmax - 4/10/2012, 10:20 AM
awesome. but we all knew it was bound to happen.
nailbiter111 - 4/10/2012, 10:23 AM
i'm so happy i could cry.
nailbiter111 - 4/10/2012, 10:30 AM
"best show on TV"??????? Come on History Channel's Top Shot is the best show on television, bar none.
xsnakeplisskenx - 4/10/2012, 10:32 AM
I guess nobody watches "2 Broke Girls"? fools.
xsnakeplisskenx - 4/10/2012, 10:33 AM
I guess nobody watches "2 Broke Girls"? fools.
GOTG - 4/10/2012, 10:33 AM
@JoshWilding u seriously think mad men is the best show on tv...PAH! SAY I TO YOU! game of Thrones is miles better along with boardwalk empire. Mad Men now thats laughable
Lizardking310 - 4/10/2012, 11:04 AM
I would pay to watch game of thrones!!!!... Wait a minute I do pay to watch it... Storm of swords !!! Best book in the series FTW !!!!!!!!!
Mentok - 4/10/2012, 11:06 AM
Wow! Grif thinks GoT is cool and is waiting for the DVD?! I never thought I'd live to see this day.

Cheers Grif!
Gmoney84 - 4/10/2012, 11:27 AM
This is indeed the best show on TV. Mad Men is for wankers.

FOR WINTERFELL!!!
justified1 - 4/10/2012, 11:35 AM
Game of Thrones the best show on TV?

I'm gonna file that under 'who gives a shit'.

Best Show on TV?

JUSTIFIED!
HavocPrime - 4/10/2012, 12:01 PM
Surprised it took them so long to give the go ahead tbh
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/10/2012, 12:17 PM
Game of Thrones FTW!
AlexDeLarge87 - 4/10/2012, 12:20 PM
shocktron@ making quality show takes time.
SymbioteSpidey1 - 4/10/2012, 1:01 PM
This show is right up there in the Top 3 TV Shows, right next to Sanford and Son and Ace of Cakes!!!
TucsonRican - 4/10/2012, 1:31 PM
@tazmaniak
Curious as to why you'd think they'd only adapt half of book three? So far, it's been my favorite one to read. I think they can get it all in there. Maybe expand the season to 12 episodes, budget willing...
tracydavis001 - 4/10/2012, 2:54 PM
This is the best show right now, besides the big bang theory!
Joker11 - 4/10/2012, 3:20 PM
Yes this is the best show... Next to Breaking Bad and Justified!
Morningstar - 4/10/2012, 3:45 PM
The only worry I have about this show is that its going to get past what George R R Martin has written before the next book if he sticks to his current speed
STARKILLER21 - 4/10/2012, 4:31 PM


Caedus137 - 4/11/2012, 1:24 AM
Awesome news. Well done HBO.
Azazel - Yes mate, it really IS that good....
Winter is Coming...

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