‘Game of Thrones’ Renewed for Seasons 5 and 6

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In recent times Games of Thrones show-runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have voiced their desire to wrap up their small screen rendition of author George R.R. Martin’s massive Medieval fantasy/political intrigue yarn by seven or eight seasons. Were this another TV series, their words might seem like an example of counting your chickens before they’ve hatched; in this specific case, however, it’s closer to being a promise that the show won’t end any sooner than that.

The Thrones season four premiere episode, titled “Two Swords”set a new ratings record for the already extremely-popular cable series, pulling in 6.6 million viewers – the largest audience that any HBO program has attracted since the finale to The Sopranos aired back in 2007, as well as a 52% increase on the season 3 premiere’s crowd (and that’s not taking into account those who caught the episode during a later showing that same night).

Hence, HBO has gone ahead and officially renewed Game of Thrones for two additional seasons, thus ensuring that this tale of warring-kings, witches, Wargs, Wildlings, White Walkers and countless other groups of characters whose names don’t begin with “W” shall continue on through to season six. It’s little more than a formality at this point, which is perhaps why the president of HBO Programming, Michael Lombardo, kept his official statement on the decision short and to the point: “GAME OF THRONES is a phenomenon like no other,” noted Lombardo. “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.”

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