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HBO has announced fantasy series Game of Thrones has been re-commissioned for a third season, after the first episode of season two has already had impressive ratings of 8.3 Million Viewers and is set to easily surpass the season one average of 9.3 million viewers.

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. MartinGame Of Thrones is an epic drama 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. The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning fantasy series began its ten-episode second season Sunday, April 1 in the US and April 2nd in the UK.

Season two cast members include: Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Sophie Turner, Jack Gleeson and Alfie Allen.

Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming said; “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.”

Game of Thrones continues on HBO, Sunday’s at 9pm in the US and Monday’s at 9pm on Sky Atlantic in the UK.