“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.”
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power in a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime.
Among the early critical raves, TV Guide has called the show “a crowning triumph” and “brilliant,” while the Los Angeles Times termed GAME OF THRONES “a great and thundering series,” as well as “wild and bewitching.” The Hollywood Reporter praised the “excellent storytelling, superb acting and stunning visual effects,” and the New York Post observed that the “art directing, acting and incredible sets are as breathtaking as the massive scope of the series.”
The gross audience for the premiere night of GAME OF THRONES on the main HBO channel was 4.2 million viewers.”
And millions of fantasy fans around the world erupted in cheers of joy! Okay, I added that last part but I’m sure it’s true for living rooms and office cubicles accross the country! It is not known whether or not the new series will be called “Game of Thrones” or “Clash of Kings” as the second novel is titled. I seriously doubt HBO will want to lose any of the name recognition theyve aquired with GoT, though so I’d expect it to retain it’s on-screen name! Stay tuned for more information about the next season of Martin’s ‘Song of Ice and Fire‘ series!