Game of Thrones Renewed for Season 3

Peter Dinklage and Jerome Flynn in Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage and Jerome Flynn in 'Game of Thrones' - Photo © HBO
Really, was there ever any doubt HBO would bring Game of Thrones back for another season? I’ll answer my own question: no, there wasn’t. The series is a massive hit for HBO and giving the official go-ahead for the third season was an absolute no-brainer on the part of the network.
HBO made the season three announcement today while releasing the viewership numbers for the first episode of the second season. 8.3 million viewers, according to HBO, watched that premiere episode thus far and it’s “on track to easily surpass the season one average of 9.3 million viewers.”
Announcing Game of Thrones‘ renewal, Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming, stated: “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.”
Game of Thrones is based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire and stars 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.
Source: HBO – April 10, 2012
Posted by Rebecca Murray