If you ever wanted a sign and a guarantee that Game of Thrones is going to be around for at least two more seasons, the fact that the show runners just completed new deals through season 6 means it’s pretty much a lock…
‘Game of Thrones’ continues to be HBO’s biggest TV series in ratings and online attention since The Sopranos went off the air, so it’s no shock that the show will be sticking around for the foreseeable future. While HBO hasn’t technically re-upped the show beyond season 4, it’s pretty much a forgone conclusion that it will happen.
The news released by HBO on Friday makes it virtually a lock.
Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who were responsible for brining George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy to life on HBO in the first place, signed new deals this week keeping them at the network for at least two more seasons of the show. That means the show runners are guaranteed through Game of Thrones season 6, assuming they get there (they will don’t worry).
Recently, Benioff and Weiss said plans were currently set up to end the show in either seven or eight seasons total, so this is a good sign that they will get their way and end the series the way they wanted to from the beginning.
For now this announcement pretty much locks up Game of Thrones for two more seasons taking us through 2016 with the series.
Game of Thrones season 4 will debut on HBO on Sunday, April 6 at 9pm ET/PT.