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Season One (April 17th, 2011 through June 19th, 2011)
- First Ranger Benjen Stark: Direwolves south of the Wall, talk of the walkers, and my brother might be the next hand of the king. Winter is coming.Lord Eddard Stark: Winter is coming...
Season Two (April 1st, 2012 through June 3rd, 2012)
- Ser Jaime Lannister: Three victories don't make you a conqueror.King Robb Stark: It's better than three defeats.
Season Three (March 31st, 2013 through June 9th, 2013)
Tyrion Lannister: How long does it go on?
Cersei Lannister: Until we've dealt with all our enemies.The show's ratings actually improved in season two, so that a third ten episode season was quickly green-lit. As the third book, A Storm of Swords is too long to properly fit into that time (having a similar word count to the entirety of The Lord of the Rings), and the ambitious scope of the series precludes making more within a year, Season Three does not contain the entirety of the third book. George R.R. Martin wrote episode #7, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair." Though it should be noted that the writing credits for this season aren't exactly accurate, as many scenes got swapped between episodes.
Season Four (April 6th, 2014 through June 15th, 2014)
"The Starks have always ruled the North. If they're alive, the North will rally to their side."The ratings exploded in season three, setting a new record with almost every episode, so naturally a fourth season was quickly approved. It covers roughly the last third of A Storm of Swords, and also adapts some elements of A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, which take place simultaneously. George R.R. Martin wrote episode #2, "The Lion and the Rose."
— Ramsay Snow
Season Five (April 12, 2015 through June 14, 2015)
"There's no justice in this world. Not unless we make it."Season Five adapts A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, consolidating the events into one linear narrative instead of separating the story by location as the books did. Beginning this season, however, the series also begins to move beyond the source material, featuring events that (at time of broadcast) had yet to occur within the books, and in several cases story arcs belonging to characters not featured in the TV series are reassigned to established TV characters.
— Lord Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Season Six (April 24, 2016 through June 26, 2016)
"The real war isn't between a few squabbling houses. It's between the living and the dead. And make no mistake, my lady, the dead are coming."Season Six adapts some content from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, as well as the not-yet-released The Winds of Winter, but largely consists of original content.
— Ser Davos Seaworth