Game Of Thrones Gets Second Season

HBO’s epic fantasy adventure series Game Of Thrones has been renewed for a second season.

The show, which premiered on Sky Atlantic on Monday, is set in the land of Westeros and follows Eddard Stark, played by Sean Bean, and the struggle between several noble families for the right to sit on the realm’s Iron Throne. It’s based on the first of George RR Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire novels.

Micheal Lombardo, HBO’s president, said: “”We are delighted by the way [writers] David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have brought George R.R. Martin’s amazing book series to the screen, and thrilled by the support of the media and our viewers,” he said. “This is the continuation of an exciting creative partnership.”

The first episode received a US audience of 4.2 million on HBO.