Game of Thrones' Renewed for Season 3
Fans of HBO's Game of Thrones can expect A Storm of Swords in 2013. The network announced Tuesday that it has renewed the fantasy hit for Season 3, meaning at least part of George R.R. Martin's third book in the "Song of Ice and Fire" series will get a television adaptation.
The news comes after record-breaking ratings during last Sunday's
Season 2 premiere. A total of 3.9 million viewers watched the inaugural
broadcast, with 6.3 million tuning into all of the network's broadcasts
for the night. That marked 53 percent gains from its freshman season
average and a 27 percent rise from the previous high reached by last
season's finale. The second episode dropped less than 3 percent, pulling
3.8 million viewers.