Let’s get this out of the way: season four of Game of Thrones has still not officially been greenlit. But who are we kidding? There’s about a .002% chance that it’s not happening, and that .002% represents a surprise dragon attack on HBO’s headquarters.
Still, it’s nice to have some (sort of) confirmation. Thanks, Charles Dance.
Dance, who plays Tywin Lannister, said the following during a press event promoting season two’s DVD release:
“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.”
Den of Geek’s Louisa Mellor notes that as soon as Charles Dance said the words “season four” the moderator tried to get him to shut up, which obviously didn’t work because he’s Tywin Lannister, for R’hllor’s sake. Later on an HBO rep made sure the attendees knew that season four hasn’t officially been given the go-ahead yet.
OK, HBO. I’ll let you have this one. You’re not officially doing season four of Game of Thrones, even though season three is only the first half(ish) of book three (thus: massive cliffhanger) and it’s one of the most successful shows around. Sure. *wink*
(via: Den of Geek)