facebook
twitter
search
search

HBO orders Season 4 of 'Game of Thrones'

April 2, 2013 at 2:10 PM
| License Photo

LOS ANGELES, April 2 (UPI) -- America's HBO cable network said Tuesday it has ordered a fourth season of its popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones," to air next year.

EW.com said HBO didn't specify the number of episodes the season will have, but said it will likely be comprised of 10 episodes, as did the previous seasons.

Starring Peter Dinklage, Aidan Gillen, Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey, the show kicked off its third season Sunday night.

Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming, said in a news release the season premiere drew the series' largest audience to date, averaging 4.4 million viewers in its 9 p.m. EDT time slot -- up from the previous record of 4.2 million who tuned in for last season's finale.

"Game of Thrones" is based on the fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Nicole Scherzinger spotted kissing Pajtim Kasami
Chrissy Teigen goes topless for W magazine
Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner confirm they will divorce
Zoe Saldana shares new photo with son Cy
Khloe Kardashian helps Kylie Jenner move into new home