With fans of the epic HBO fantasy series, Game Of Thrones, eagerly awaiting the third series, show bosses have revealed that they have enough material to last up to eight series’!
Game Of Thrones, which is set to return to our Sky Atlantic screens on April 1st (no joke!), is based on the George RR Martin’s Song Of Ice And Fire novels, with the third series depicting the first part of the third book, A Storm Of Swords.
It is thought that the second part of this book, along with the remaining two books currently in the series, will be used to film future series, whilst the author has promised at least two more novels to follow.
This means that the award-winning series has enough material and sources to see it through a further 5 series’ at least after the third, much-anticipated chapter returns to our screens next month.
Speaking to the Metro newspaper, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss admitted that plans were definitely in place to bring every chapter of Martin’s work to life, explaining:
“We would like eight or nine seasons, if we live that long and HBO keeps wanting to make the show,
“We have the opportunity here to tell a coherent story that lasts for 80 hours. And while a canvas of that size presents all sorts of storytelling problems, it also allows us to spend more time with these characters we love than we’ll ever get again.”
The pair went on to add how the Game Of Thrones characters were to be highly credited to the show’s success, adding:
“The compelling characters in George’s books and our show are not beloved because they live in a world where dragons are real. They’re beloved because they experience the things we all experience: they feel like outsiders even when they’re on the inside.”
Game Of Thrones, series 3, is due to return to Sky Atlantic in the US on March 31st and will feature show favourites including Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Aiden Gillen.
Watch the official trailer for the new series in the clip below: