Jon Snow should not be looking so miserable, given the news that was just released!
HBO knows a hit when they see it. They have renewed Game of Thrones for a fourth season. It was a foregone conclusion based on word of mouth and interest. The season premiere of Game of Thrones: Season 3 drew 4.4 million viewers, a jump of more than 13% from episode one of Season 2. Take into account that Season 3 only takes us through a majority of A Storm of Swords—not the entire book—and a Season 4 had to happen.
After that though, things get interesting. Will the HBO writers meld A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons into one semi-cohesive story as George R. R. Martin always intended them to be? I would imagine so. Watchers would never go for a season without Jon, Dany, and Tyrion. It would kill the series.
This is all exciting for me. Years and years ago, I read A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. I loved them. I loved them so much I didn’t read the third book. I knew that George had more books to write and I’m not one to jump into a series without it being complete.
But HBO has now forced my hand. I picked up the new mass market paperback of A Storm of Swords featuring the HBO dragon art and I am now reading. It’s such a joy to return to Westeros. Now, I just have to keep ahead of HBO.
I should be able to do that with this news!
So revel, all of you! More Game of Thrones on HBO!
Winter is coming a 4th time!