In totally unsurprising news, Game of Thrones has been renewed by HBO for a third season. Lemon cake for everybody! Says the official press release:
HBO has renewed GAME OF THRONES for a third season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. "Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raised our expectations for the second season – and then surpassed them," said Lombardo. "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."
According to early data, GAME OF THRONES' season two premiere has already accumulated a gross audience of 8.3 million viewers, and is on track to easily surpass the season one average of 9.3 million viewers.