‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Due in Spring 2012

Next season will premiere around same time as Season 1

Winter is coming — and "Game of Thrones" will be back right after that.

HBO said at the end of Sunday's Season 1 finale that the show will be back in Spring 2012, confirming what HBO executives said in an interview with EW after the show was renewed in April.

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The network didn't give an exact date, but the timeline suggests the epic series will return around the time that the first season debuted. The first episode's air date was April 17.

If only there were some books about Westeros to tide us over until then.