The new medieval drama has already been picked up after airing just one episode.
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)
10/20/11 at 03:57am
Best show on TV... actually follows the books... so far.
Out of all of the many fantasy novel made into shows this would have to be the best I've seen. The books were nearly impossible to put down and the show seems to be faithful to the same degree. This show is however (like the books) not for children or young teens.
If you want to watch a drama/fantasy that is complicated and multi faceted (like it's characters) then this is the one for you.
Worlds away from any other show of it's ilk, Game of Thrones takes you into a world that is so real it will make every other fantasy show that you have ever followed pale by comparison.