Game of Thrones has been renewed for a third season by HBO, it has been confirmed.
Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, said that season two had already surpassed expectations.
“Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raised our expectations for the second season – and then surpassed them,” he said. “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.”
According to early US viewing figures, the 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.