The cable television series closely follows the multiple storylines of the A Song of Ice and Fire series,and author Martin said the script for the pilot program has been very faithful to his work.Located in seven kingdoms of the West Eros, where "decades of long summers and winters can last a lifetime," Game of Thrones chronic violent dynastic struggles between noble families of the kingdom to control the Iron Throne,as the series opens, additional threats from the snow and ice covered region north of Westeros and from the eastern continent across a narrow sea are simultaneously beginning to rise.
Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Political and sexual intrigue is pervasive. The dominant families are the Houses Stark, Lannister, and Baratheon. Robert Baratheon, King of Westeros, asks his old friend Eddard, Lord Stark, to serve as Hand of the King, or highest official. Secretly warned that the previous Hand was assassinated, Eddard accepts in order to investigate further. Meanwhile the Queen's family, the Lannisters, may be hatching a plot to take power. Across the sea, the last members of the previous and deposed ruling family, the Targaryens, are also scheming to regain the throne. The friction between these clans, and with the remaining great Houses Greyjoy, Tully, Arryn, and Tyrell, leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest North. Amidst the war and political confusion, a neglected military order of misfits.
The fantasy TV series Game of Thrones was renewed for a third season by the U.S. cable channel HBO on April 10, 2012, nine days after the second season's premiere. Like the other seasons, Game of Thrones Season 3 will consist of ten episodes. It will be based roughly on the first half of A Storm of Swords, the third installment of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin, of which the series is an adaptation. Production began in July 2012, and the season will premiere on March 31, 2013.