Series three of ‘Game Of Thrones’ becomes UK’s biggest-selling DVD of the decade

HBO's fantasy drama has shifted nearly 190,000 copies in a week

The third series of Game Of Thrones has become the UK’s biggest-selling DVD of the decade so far, it has been revealed.

The HBO fantasy drama was released on DVD and Blu-Ray last week (February 27) and, according to Total Film, has become the biggest-selling of the last decade after shifting nearly 190,000 copies in a week and raking in £5.4 million in sales. Marketing Director of HBO Home Entertainment Ian Fullerton said: “We’re delighted with the result at HBO. We always knew this would be a big release and it’s great to see it doing so well across every sector of the market.”

The fourth series of Game Of Thrones is set to begin on Sky Atlantic on April 7. Speaking previously about the latest batch of episodes, executive producer David Benioff said: “Some of the most shocking and mind-blowing scenes of the entire series come at the end of this coming season. This is definitely the most dangerous season for Tyrion [Lannister]. It seems like almost every episode he’s in jeopardy of getting his head removed from his shoulders.”

The show’s fourth series will see an influx of new characters joining the cast, with Sherlock actor Mark Gattis and Gangs Of New York’s Roger Ashton-Griffiths both joining the production. Meanwhile, the role of Prince Oberyn Martell will be played by Chilean actor Pedro Pascal. Pascal’s CV includes recurring roles on US TV series The Good Wife, Graceland and Red Widow. Prince Oberyn Martell is also known as The Red Viper. In the novels, he’s a lusty, hot-headed character with a quick wit and sharp tongue who’s rumoured to be bisexual.

Game Of Thrones, which is adapted from George RR Martin’s series of fantasy novels A Song Of Ice And Fire, has been a huge hit since premiering in 2011 and has won numerous television gongs including Golden Globes, BAFTAs and Emmys.