Based on George R R Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels, the show has been distinguished by steadily rising audience figures. Just three million tuned in for the finale of Season one
The finale is titled The Winds of Winter, a nod to author George R R Martin's forthcoming sixth novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, which was originally intended to be released prior to this season
"It is hardly as if HBO needed me in San Diego," said George R R Martin
The latest pictures of the actor at Wimbledon with his long hair and beard intact, nearly a month since the finale, has fuelled speculation that the Night's Watch has not ended for the steely-eyed hero
In the book series, Jon Snow dies in the fifth instalment but since author George R R Martin is still writing the books, fans of the show have fingers crossed for a revival
Game of Thrones finished its fourth season on June 15 this year. The filming of the fifth season will begin this month for a premiere in 2015.