We are still 27 days away from the premiere of the third season of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones but according to actor Charles Dance (who plays the villainous Tywin Lannister on the series) we can rest assured that the a fourth season of the show has already been determined. I mean, it goes without saying that HBO would keep on renewing a show as popular as GoT but until the network announces the news officially, we can’t really fully count on a new season. Thankfully, while promoting the release of GoT season 2 on DVD, Dance went ahead and confirmed season 4 of the series without waiting for HBO to make the news official. Click below to read what he said and REJOICE, GoT fans, we now have at least 2 seasons of the show to look forward to!
Thanks to the complex system of whispers, nods and embargoes through which the entertainment press functions, we’re often forced to collude in shared delusions … One such folie à plusieurs is the non-existence of Game Of Thrones’ fourth season, which, we’re compelled to remind you, has not yet been confirmed by HBO. Got that? Officially, as the situation stands, Game Of Thrones still might not continue to a fourth season. HBO hasn’t announced that it will, which means it definitely isn’t the case that of course it absolutely bloody well will and everyone knows it … It hasn’t been confirmed. Except that now, thanks to the wonderful Charles Dance, it sort of has. On the press circuit for the season two DVD release, Dance, who plays Game Of Thrones’ villainous patriarch Tywin Lannister, revealed that he’s off to film the fourth season later this year, with six of the scripts he’ll be working from seemingly already written … “We’re about to start season four aren’t we? This year. We get scripts pretty early on, much earlier on than in similar series, usually you get perhaps one episode and you just have to trust that what’s going to come in subsequent episodes is going to be as good as the one you’ve got, but in this I think there are six scripts already written, and we will probably be able to see them with more than adequate time to prepare before we start shooting.” Entertainingly, as soon as the words “season four” left Charles Dance’s mouth, the panel moderator signalled his panic with a few swift knocks to the table top, a message Dance happily talked though. At the end of the junket, a representative from HBO came in to remind us all of the fact that season four has not been officially green-lit. Those six scripts? They don’t exist. We hope that’s clear.
LOL! I love when shit like this happens. Game of Thrones season 4 is a certainty, you can bank on that. I mean, I get why HBO would want to be in completely control of this information because they are experts at wielding this kind of info to best promote the show but still … wouldn’t it be amazing if these kinds of games were never played in the first place. I have no doubt that Game of Thrones will exist on HBO until they run out of GoT books to adapt … and even then, the series might go on. As I understand it, from here on out, the books will be split over 2 seasons so seasons 3 and 4 (which is deffo happening) will feature material from the third book A Storm of Swords (which means seasons 5 and 6 will feature material from the fourth book … and so on). I suspect HBO will wait until after GoT returns with season 3 at the end of this month to officially confirm the existence of season 4 … they’ll prolly wait for the premiere episode to enjoy HUGE ratings and will capitalize on that moment to announce, BY POPULAR DEMAND SEASON 4 IS ON THE WAY! Honestly, I could care less how they announce it … as long as seasons 4, 5, 6, 7 and more are produced, I’ll be happy camper.
But still, props to Charles Dance for spilling the beans a bit early :)