'Game of Thrones': George R R Martin hints at season three
Published Apr 12 2012, 12:26 BST
By Morgan Jeffery
Game of Thrones
author George R R Martin
has confirmed more details about the show's future.
The fantasy drama was officially picked up for a third season
by HBO earlier this week (April 10).
"Like the first two seasons, it will be ten episodes long," Martin wrote on his blog
. "This one will cover (roughly) the first half or thereabouts of A Storm of Swords
, the third novel in the series."
The writer also revealed that he will write the seventh instalment, which has the working title 'Autumn Storms'.
Martin, who has authored five 'A Song of Ice and Fire' novels, previously scripted the eighth episode of season one 'The Pointy End' and the ninth episode of season two 'Blackwater'.
Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) claimed in December that season three of Game of Thrones will start filming from mid-May 2012.
The series airs Sunday nights on HBO at 9pm and Monday nights on Sky Atlantic in the UK at 9pm.> Game of Thrones Gwendoline Christie: 'I'm similar to Brienne'
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