Game of Thrones‘ second season hasn’t even aired yet and we’re already hearing news regarding where HBO wants to film the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s third novel, A Storm of Swords. The popular series has so far been shot in Malta, Croatia, and Iceland, with the majority of filming taking place in Northern Ireland. A possible third season is already being confirmed to film in Northern Ireland once again, which means a renewal is almost certainly coming.
The Belfast Telegraph reported HBO bosses have already given the go ahead to begin adapting A Sword of Storms with filming to begin in June if the show is renewed, and let’s face it, it will be. HBO has all but committed to telling the entire story of Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Getting through all of A Sword of Storms will be tricky, as it is a very large book. The adaptation will have to split the story up into two seasons. There’s just too much information to squeeze into a single season of television and have it even remotely faithful to the source material.
In my mind, I’m thinking HBO has already decided to renew Game of Thrones and is simply waiting for Season 2 to premiere before they announce it. It won’t be a shock to anyone’s system when the inevitable renewable comes, but that won’t make any less exciting. Season 2 of Game of Thrones begins next Sunday, April 1st.