April 19, 2011
Two days after airing its premiere episode, Game of Thrones has been renewed by HBO for a second season.
The freshman series debuted Sunday evening to a mediocre 2.2 million viewers (jumping to 4.2 million if you factor in its three back-to-back airings). While the numbers were on the low end of the scale, it was clearly enough for the network to want to bring the show back for another season. It also doesn't sound so bad when you consider that now-hit series True Blood premiered to only 1.4 million viewers.
Expect Season 2 of Game of Thrones to kick off some time next year and likely be based on the second book in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Clash of Kings.
(Source: TV Line)