HBO has decided to move forward with a 3rd season of David Simon and Eric Overmyer's acclaimed drama series, Treme.

The deal comes as a bit of a surprise as the show has averaged only about 1 million viewers during its premiere runs on Sunday night, while newly acclaimed hit Game of Thrones has been raking in 2.4 million viewers.

But HBO is all about having high-quality exclusive content, and Treme is very much on brand for the network.