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Season Four!!!

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HBO has officially renewed GAME OF THRONES for a fourth season. (And I'm almost finished with the first draft of my script. No, sorry, not going to tell you which one it is).

http://tv.broadwayworld.com/article/HBO-Renews-GAME-OF-THRONES-for-Fourth-Season-20130402

Record ratings for our season three premiere, "Valar Dohaeris."

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/04/01/game-of-thrones-premiere-ratings-3/

Also (sigh) record levels of piracy.

http://www.thewrap.com/tv/column-post/game-thrones-premiere-breaks-piracy-record-83526

On other topics... no, no, Peter Dinklage is NOT being replaced by Warwick Davis in the role of Tyrion. That was just HBO's little April Fools joke. (I was so busy I forgot to make my own April Fools joke). So calm down, boys and girls. Peter is still with us.

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darthfrog
Apr. 3rd, 2013 11:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, I agree. I love the books but they are a different medium than TV. You have the luxury as an author to explore fully, at length and to your satisfaction, the development of the characters. Even if only to torture your readers (Jon Snow, mutter, grumble, snarl) with said development. Please don't take my comment as a negative criticism of the books, rather an observation of their different character.

But 10 episodes of expensive TV series is a different kettle of fish (what an odd analogy that is) to a lengthy novel. The show runners are serving a different audience. I'm really wondering how they're going to handle "A Feast For Crows" and "A Dance With Dragons".

And I'm sure I'm not alone amongst your fans who hope that when you've written "A Promise Of Spring" that you decide the tale is not yet fully told. :-)
Travis Bone
Apr. 4th, 2013 02:18 am (UTC)
Book adaption
I don't think HBO will have any problems at all introducing "action" without changing the story. Recall in season 2, they added quite a bit of story about a certain king of the north out on campaign, that didn't really make it into the books other than as heresay.

I think the show producers have done a pretty good job in that regard.

As far as the piracy issue goes, I pay for HBO for 3 months out of the year and don't watch anything on it but GOT. I know many people can't afford this luxury, and would much prefer paying by the episode. At some point HBO will realize how much more money they'll make by selling episode views, and that's when the pirating issue will be reduced by an exponent.

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