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British acting legend Charles Dance is best known to fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones" as Tywin Lannister, the head of House Lannister and father to three of the major characters in the saga (Cersei, Tyrion, Jaime).

At a recent press conference for the second season Blu-ray release, Den of Geek got a comment from Dance suggesting that the show has already been renewed for a fourth season - even though the third isn't slated to go to air until the end of the month.

Dance says that due to the scale of the show, and the preparation that goes into it, work has to start much earlier on a show like this than more straightforward dramas. Here's the key quote:

"We’re about to start season four aren’t we? This year. We get scripts pretty early on, much earlier on than in similar series, usually you get perhaps »

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