With a premiere drawing in an audience size not seen by HBO for years it should come as no surprise that the show has been renewed for two more seasons.
Michael Lombardo, HBO Programming president, announced today that the premiere cable company offered the show a fifth and sixth season, just two days after the show pulled in 6.6 million viewers for the season premiere of season four. According to last season’s numbers that is an increase of 50% over the previous premiere and 22% more than the season finale.
Lombardo praised the show saying:
’Game of Thrones’ is a phenomenon like no other. [Series creators] David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we look forward to more of their dazzling storytelling.
With George R.R. Martin currently working on the sixth book in the “Song of Fire and Ice” storyline it isn’t unreasonable that the book will release before the show reaches that point, but if Martin doesn’t write and write faster it will be interesting to see what happens with a seventh season.
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