HBO renews Game of Thrones for second season

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

In that-didn't-take-very-long news, HBO has renewed "Game of Thrones" for a second season after only airing one episode. The fantasy epic's Sunday night pilot garnered strong ratings and rave reviews from most critics, including myself. Based on George R.R. Martin's seven-book series, of which only four have been released, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss plan to cover one book a season.