Fans of Westeros and the world beyond the Narrow Sea, start getting excited for spring, because “Game of Thrones” season one is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray on March 6.
Entertainment Weekly has the whole scoop on the upcoming home video release of HBO’s hit show, including the whole slew of special features that will be included. Our favorites are definitely “Creating the Dothraki Language” and “From the Book to the Screen,” as well as the audio commentaries from David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R.R. Martin, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and more. The DVD will cost $59.99, and Blu-Ray will clock in at $79.98. Sounds like a pre-order Christmas present is in demand.
And now, prepare yourself, because the best rumor we’ve heard all day is after the jump.
Martin, Benioff and Weiss, and basically anyone who cares about “Game of Thrones” and has read the books (read: us) have all been lamenting for a while now about the fact it will be an impossible task to bring the third book in the series, “A Storm of Swords,” to the small screen with just a 10 episode order. Well, HBO might have found a really good solution for that. Winter Is Coming has heard from multiple sources that HBO might renew the series for two seasons shot back-to-back for “A Storm of Swords.”
The plan has already been to cover “ASoS” in more than one season, but this seems like a lot smarter of an option than having two separate shoots. The cast would be filming for nine months, but at least this will prevent the young children from aging too much when not that much time passes in the books.
Unfortunately, this likely doesn’t mean the seasons will be aired back-to-back, much to our chagrin. Still, considering the fact “ASoS” was released as two separate books in many parts of the world, it is a relief to hear that HBO is considering the idea of spreading the story out over two full seasons.
Are you planning on getting the “Game of Thrones” Blu-Ray or DVD when it hits stores? Would you like “A Storm of Swords” to be split into two seasons? Tell us in the comments section below or on Twitter!