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HBO Greenlights Third Season Of 'Game Of Thrones'

April 10th, 2012 1:03pm EDT

Game Of ThronesThe adventures of the Lannisters, Starks and other noble families will continue for another year. HBO has renewed "Game Of Thrones" for a third season.

Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming said in a press release, "Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raised our expectations for the second season – and then surpassed them."

According to early data, the season two premiere has already accumulated a gross audience of 8.3 million viewers. The popular series is based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin.

The epic drama is set in the world of Westeros, where ambitious men and women of both honor and ill-repute live in a land whose summers and winters can last years.

Season two cast members include: Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon) and Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy).

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