'Game Of Thrones' Renewed By HBO After One Episode

04/19/2011 01:18 pm ET | Updated Jun 19, 2011

New HBO series "Game of Thrones" has been renewed for a second season--after just one episode.

After 2.2 million viewers tuned into the premiere of the hotly anticipated fantasy series, HBO announced Tuesday that it had picked the show up for an additional season.

HBO is clearly showing its faith in the series, which cost an estimated $50 million to mount.