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'Game of Thrones' update: Seven seasons planned

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The HBO drama "Game of Thrones" is about to begin airing its fourth season, and at least three more seasons are in the works. On Thursday, March 13 Wetpaint Entertainment posted the news that the series producers are planning for the series to go seven seasons, even if the books are not finished yet.

The popular series is based on the "A Song of Ice and Fire" books by author George R. R. Martin, and only five of the books have been completed. Seven novels have been planned in the series, with the sixth book scheduled for release in 2014. The second half of the third book, "A Storm or Swords," is featured in the ten episode of season four.

David Benioff, one of the series creators, recently revealed that season four is the "pivotal point" in the story. Each season is based on half of one book, but with seven seasons that means more and more story lines from the books will be left out. Last year, the producers mentioned that the series would air as long as it has an audience, but it seems there is a set deadline now.

The the episode fourth season will begin airing on Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. on HBO. Having seven seasons makes sense because there are seven books. Martin told the producers of the series how the books are supposed to end, in the event that he is unable to complete writing the books.

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