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.