Game Of Thrones To Be Renewed For Seasons 3 & 4

HBO, the station that single handedly revived television (ok that was a big leap but I am a sucker for HBO), is planning on renewing GAME OF THRONES for seasons 3 & 4 and word on the street is that the theory is to shoot the 2 seasons back to back. Seasons 3 and possibly 4 will be based on the George R R Martin novel A STORM OF SWORDS. Seasons 1 & 2 were based on A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE.