OK. Surely this news is shocking to no-one. The HBO series has won critical acclaim and is a ratings powerhouse. Was there ever any doubt in anyone’s mind that this wouldn’t happen?
The only real news (and I’m sure people who have read the book will suggest that this was to be expected) is that whilst seasons 1 and 2 are based on the the first 2 books of George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire series, Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings respectively, the third season will be based on the first half of A Storm of Swords (with season 4 finishing it off).
Here’s what executive producer, David Benioff, had to say:
As George and all his fans have said for a long time, there’s no way to do it in a single season, so it’s being broken into two. We’re still kind of figuring out exactly what goes where. We don’t want it to feel like a two-part season… From the beginning we’d always prayed we’d get to season 3 at least because, you know, two of our favorite scenes from the entire saga are in season 3.
Stretching it out sound’s good to me. The one problem I have with the show is it’s pacing. Especially during the second half of season 1 and in the first ep of season 2 were there are so many characters to see that most just got a quick “Hello, I’m still here” moment.
Except Joffrey who got about 10 minutes proving he’s more evil than Hitler and Darth Vadar combined. Though the writers and actor, Jack Gleeson, are doing their jobs perfectly as I really want to kick the shit out of him.
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