The Game must go on: HBO renews Game of Thrones for 3rd Season

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Good, if inevitable, news today for fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones: a pickup for Season 3!

Just two episodes into the shows Sophomore season, HBO announced the pickup today with a statement:

“Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raised our expectations for the second season – and then surpassed them,” Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, said in a statement. “We are thrilled by all the viewer and media support we’ve received for the series, and can’t wait to see what Dan and David have in store for next season.”

The second episode of season two retained a whopping 97% of the premiere audience. Game on!

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