HBO Renews ‘Game of Thrones’ for Fourth Season

Drama’s Season-Three Opener Hits Series High Ratings 4/02/2013 9:36 AM Eastern

Two days after its third season premiere, HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for a fourth season.

Thrones' third season bowed to a series-high 4.4 million total viewers for its 9 p.m. premiere on March 31, up 13% over last season’s debut and 4% from its second-season ender.

The epic drama based on the book series by George R.R.Martin was nominated for an outstanding drama series Primetime Emmy award in 2011 and 2012.