HBO is currently working on a deal to secure Game of Thrones for seasons 7 and 8 which would presumably be the final two seasons for the show …
As revealed on Thursday, Game of Thrones season 6 is set to debut on April 24 and now it appears HBO is close to finalizing the renewal of the show for both seasons 7 and 8.
HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo revealed on Thursday night that the network is in talks currently to finalize a deal that would see Game of Thrones return for at least two more seasons.
Game of Thrones is the most watched show in HBO history so it comes as no surprise that the network would try to lock up the series for two more seasons, which would likely come to a close at that point.
Game of Thrones was rumored to end after seven seasons but as the story progressed, show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have commented that they could see the series spilling over into an eighth season as well.
If this renewal happens, it all but guarantees Game of Thrones would stay on the air for at least two more seasons to wrap up the story created by George R.R. Martin in his A Song of Ice and Fire series.
The actors and actresses in Game of Thrones just recently renegotiated a handsome new contract that will see the ensemble cast become one of the highest paid on all of television.
The timing couldn’t be better for Game of Thrones considering the show is arguably the biggest on television (when you combine viewings across all platforms not to mention illegal pirated versions of the show) plus the series just took home the Emmy award for Best Drama in 2015.