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Second Season!!!

Just received from HBO:

HBO RENEWS GAME OF THRONES FOR SECOND SEASON

LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2011 – 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.



The season one cast includes (in alphabetical order): Mark Addy, Alfie Allen, Sean Bean, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aidan Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Harry Lloyd, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Jason Momoa, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.

Season one credits: GAME OF THRONES is executive produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; co-executive producers, Carolyn Strauss, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, Ralph Vicinanza and George R.R. Martin; producers, Mark Huffam and Frank Doelger; directors of photography, Marco Pontecorvo, Alik Sakharov and Matt Jensen; production designer, Gemma Jackson; costume designer, Michele Clapton.



That from HBO.

From me again: I'm thrilled.

Ten more episodes! A CLASH OF KINGS.

Looks like I'll be writing the Battle of the Blackwater. David & Dan give me the easy stuff.

P.S. A late correction. Actually, I don't KNOW how many more episodes. Could be ten. Could be more. Could even be fewer, I suppose, though I don't really think so. Myself, I'd love to see twelve episodes this second time around, since CLASH is a hundred pages longer than GAME. But that's a call for HBO and Dan and David, and I am sure they will let us know once it's made.

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pnkrokhockeymom
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:00 pm (UTC)
Fabulous news!

I've been rereading the series because of the show, and I thought I should take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution to my life. :)
misunderstruck
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
Huzzah! Congratulations!
princeopansies
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
*Bounces in joy and excitement*

Not that there was any doubt to it, really. I mean, you'd have to be on Fox* for them to cancel it when everyone can see it's awesome.

How fast are they filming these seasons? Children are, after all, notorious for growing up fast, especially the younger ones.

*Poor Firefly, we hardly knew thee.
kehrli
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:02 pm (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so very happy for you. :)
James Fotouhi
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:03 pm (UTC)
HBO GOT
Soooo exciting. Just saw the first episode last night, and man I was impressed. Watching the book come alive on the screen was simply magical, and some of the actors just blew me away with their preformances. HBO has done a great job, and I can't wait to see what else they'll do this season.
evamagick
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
YAY!!! That's so awesome! I wish you continued success on the show (and the book series!) and many, many Emmys!

The premiere was AWESOME! I'm still amazed that the casting folks could pluck exactly how I see these characters out of my head and put them on screen. Like, Littlefinger and Varys? Come the hell on, they are perfect! YAY! Thank you for everything you do, Mr. Martin!
spitphyre
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
WHOOOO!

Now (again) I wish I hadn't gotten sick and gained all this weight :( I REALLY wanted to try out for Asha and my agent was going to try to make it happen.
adrianus
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:12 pm (UTC)
Yes! Oh yes!
hockey_99999
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:13 pm (UTC)
GoT FTW!!!
Congrats Mr. Martin. Congrats!

This is great news. I loved the first episode and like many others, subscribed to HBO specifically for this show.

Now I want a commitment for all the currently printed books and at some point we will need the series finished by you.

Get Back to Work!
pinnsey
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
yay! I loved it, and am rereading Game of Thrones as I watch it. I'm so excited to continue to watch the show!
smewilo
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
was there ever any doubt about that? = )
mikeromo
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
I just watched the first episode again last night and had a blast! Congratulations to you and the rest of the team on getting renewed--what a wonderful moment of validation, doing what so many people feared could never be done: bring an epic fantasy series to life on the small screen. Incredible.

Now, I just have figure out which roles are still left to audition for...

congrats!
mike
undercrust
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:20 pm (UTC)
YESSS!!
Way to go G.R.R.M!!! Just watched the premiere for a THIRD time last night off the PVR and I am PSYCHED! Keep catching more and more detail in the background, in the characters, and I am thrilled to hear this, both for my own selfish enjoyment and for your sake as well! Way to go George! CONGRATULATIONS!!
leonardhbrown
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
I am a happy man. I celebrate the success of A Game of Thrones and the coming of A Clash of Kings. Now, All I have to do is wait for Kong, and all will be right with the world.
winterfellow
Apr. 19th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)
:)
F ya! Can't wait for episode and now season 2. Even the hippie jam band message boards I hang out on are talking about GOT. Congrats George.
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