Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
They'll be combined, but not into one season. Between the rest of Storm, Feast and Dance, there is easily 20 episodes worth of material and a bit more to spare. The current plan at HBO is 8 seasons. If book 6 comes out before they start scripting season 5 (and is more like books 1-3 as far as plot density), that gives them a bit more freedom to cut out material from Feast and Dance.
"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia." - Winston Niles Rumfoord.