‘Game of Thrones’ Producers Reveal Plans For Season 3, 4 & Beyond

Published 3 years ago by

game of thrones producers Game of Thrones Producers Reveal Plans For Season 3, 4 & Beyond

Today HBO announced that it had picked up its epic fantasy drama series Game of Thrones for Season 3. Fortunately, not only do the producers already have a plan for what to do in season 3, but they also plans on how to tackles seasons 4 and beyond.

With Game of Throne’s 10-episode second season encompassing the entirety of George R. R. Martin’s second novel of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, “A Clash of Kings,” fans have been curious how subsequent seasons will be handled, given the extensive length of the source material, as well as the style in which it’s written.

Here’s what executive producer D. B. Weiss had to say about how they’re going to handle Game of Thrones season 3, 4 and beyond:

Well… “A Storm of Swords” is too long to fit in a single season. And as readers know, “A Feast for Crows” and “A Dance with Dragons” takes place during roughly the same time frame, so we’ll have to fold those together. The plan, if we’re lucky enough to be given the opportunity to see it through, is to use as many seasons as we need to tell the story as a whole, to do justice to George’s entire opus.

Continuing, executive producer David Benioff goes on to explain their approach to adapting George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series to television, and how keep a book per season isn’t important.

We’re not looking at our series as a book-by-book adaptation so much as an adaptation of George’s entire saga. In other words, in our minds season two is not “A Clash of Kings.” It is the second season of our adaptation of “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

From what Benioff and Weiss are saying about their future plans for the series, Game of Thrones fans should be excited about the impending adventures in Westeros.

game of thrones george r r martin peter dinklage Game of Thrones Producers Reveal Plans For Season 3, 4 & Beyond

With the producer’s intent to tell George R. R. Marin’s story first, rather than maintain the novel per season structure that some adaptions use, fans of the book series shouldn’t be worried about significant absences in its translation to television.

For fans of Game of Thrones, who have no interesting in reading the source material, you’ll be happy to know that the series you’re watching is attempting to stay as true to the George R. R. Martin’s vision as possible, without having to edit the 1000-page source material to fit into ten 1-hour episodes of television.

And if Game of Thrones’ ratings continue to rise, there’s no doubt that Weiss and Benioff will succeeded in their goal of telling the entire tale of “A Song of Ice and Fire” – no matter how many seasons it takes.

Game of Thrones airs Sunday @9pm on HBO

Follow Anthony on Twitter @anthonyocasio

Get our free email alerts on the topics and author of this article:


Post a Comment

GravatarWant to change your avatar?
Go to Gravatar.com and upload your own (we'll wait)!

 Rules: No profanity or personal attacks.
 Use a valid email address or risk being banned from commenting.

If your comment doesn't show up immediately, it may have been flagged for moderation. Please try refreshing the page first, then drop us a note and we'll retrieve it. Keep in mind that we do not allow external links in the comments.

  1. the scene i’m talking about is a deleted scene from season 2. a sandor/sansa/tyrion scene if the passage makes sense now.

  2. have you guys ever wonder why tyrion is named tyrion (consider that the “ty” is the lannister tradition naming)? of out of the 3 lannister siblings, the most hated sibling, and the most ugly (also the disappointing child from twin) lannister, tyrion is given the “ty”. when Jamie could have easily be given that “ty” name. but strangely, no. the only solution i can think of why tyrion is named with the “ty” is johanna lannister, his mother. it’s the only thing that makes total sense. tywin might have rejected the name idea when tyrion was born and johanna probably begged tywin to name her third child tyrion. it could have been her dying wish or something and tywin probably went along with it because he loved johanna. i don’t know. what do you guys think why tyrion is named tyrion?

    • why not tyrone

    • Yes i did think that, all i can say is that King did a good thing looking at the other 2, cause it made him not like the other 2, COLD,NASTY,& NO HEART’S. Tyrion 4 ever <3 that little 1 has more ball's than all his family put together.

  3. as a person who just read ASOS, don’t expect season 3, the beginning, to have a lot of action or any type of epicness. glad i’ve read the book first, because other wise i would be like “something has to happen now.” people, remember, for each GOT season, there will be set ups and set up relationships. trust me people. it will be better. sh*ts will happen. from the 1st episode of season 3, almost each line is a hint or a foreshadowing of what will come. same thing with episode 2. you may think that it’s not important now and might find it dragging, but trust me, they’re important. episode 2 already gave a big answer away to you non book readers to one of the characters. you non book readers won’t remember it once it will be brought up again. i know and i’m not going to tell you who and what was given away. you non book readers will have to wait and see. and just trust me, when it will happen, you’ll won’t forget it.

  4. Just figure out a way to bring back ed stark they kill off the best family it blows

    • They won’t be able to bring back Ned Stark if they wont to stay true to the plot. A lot of the story in the later books has a lot to do with Ned Starks’ death and although i agree that it would be nice to see him back they would have to alter later episodes drastically to be able to do so and have all of the events in later books

  5. I hope they do more then ten episodes a year game of thrones is the best show out! Please at 12 or 13 episodes is all i ask take your time with it plz dont leave to much out anymore!!

  6. when game of trones season 4

  7. please make and release season five we are eagerly waiting for it.

  8. I love Game of Thrones but i’m a late starter, i’m watching the Boxset on sky & have got to season 2. All i hope is that Tyrion stay’s alive & do not die like Ned. When Tyrion got hurt so did i & i bet u all want the same that he stand’s by the other’s & helps bring down his evil family. <3 XXXXX I LOVE U TYRION.

  9. Tyrion 4 ever <3 That little one has more ball's than all his family put together.

  10. I love how they stick to the story line and I’m almost literally holding my breath for more!

  11. I would like to contact the cowards producers that defame decent working people causing extremely harm on theirs personal lives.Once for all they should be more professional and less bought out liars.
    Can you preach what you pray? Rules: No profanity and personal attacks,really?