Game of Thrones PosterHot on the heels of the show’s first episode, Martin has revealed that HBO has already renewed the show for a second season:


LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2011 – Following strong critical and viewer response to the series’ April 17 debut, HBO has renewed GAME OF THRONES for a second season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.

“We are delighted by the way David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have brought George R.R. Martin’s amazing book series to the screen, and thrilled by the support of the media and our viewers,” said Lombardo. “This is the continuation of an exciting creative partnership.”

The gross audience for the premiere night of GAME OF THRONES on the main HBO channel was 4.2 million viewers.

I’m currently reading A Clash of Kings right now, and I’m scratching my head wondering how the hell they’re going to fit that book (which is much larger in scope, cast and plot than A Game of Thrones into 10 episodes. Perhaps, if Game of Thrones is a success, we’ll see the season expanded somewhat? Personally, I can’t wait to see that scene between Theon and Asha. So awkward in the book and so much potential on the screen. Also, Davos. Yes.

I think the obvious question, however, is when will we see season six and seven. Right? *instant rimshot*

For those who watched the first episode of Season One: what did you think?

  • Matthew April 19, 2011 at 9:16 am

    agreed….GOT (all books) could easily be a ten season show

  • KMont April 19, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Awesome news! And I loved the first episode of Season One. Watched it Sunday and Monday night both. I’m currently reading Game of Thrones, which I’d meant to do prior to the show releasing. Seems like they’ve stayed very true to the book, with both having their obvious strong suits. Martin’s writing is as good as I’ve heard it to be, and the show is very engaging, no to mention shocking in a few select areas. Enjoying both.

  • D. D. Syrdal April 19, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I don’t have cable so I can’t watch it ( WAAAA! :( ) but am delighted nonetheless that the second season is already going into production. I’m about 320 pages into “A Clash of Kings” right now myself. I feel like I should have been taking notes, though…

  • Kat Hooper April 20, 2011 at 3:43 am

    I was really impressed with the first episode — great scenery, great casting, and it stayed true to the book. Even my husband, who doesn’t read fantasy, enjoyed it.