Game of Thrones Renewed for Seasons 5 and 6

game-of-thrones-season-4-premiereAll men must… stick around for quite some time to come.

HBO on Tuesday renewed its blockbuster hit Game of Thrones for two more seasons, meaning the fantasy drama will continue through Season 6 on the premium cabler.

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A series-high 6.6 million viewers watched Sunday’s Season 4 premiere, which is now the network’s most watched program since The Sopranos’ finale in 2007 (11.9 million viewers).

Even before the renewal was official, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss last month signed a contract that keeps them in their posts through the sixth season.

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Last month, Benioff and Weiss stirred up the seven kingdoms when they confirmed that the dragon-filled drama likely will end after Season 7.

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  1. DiverKlein says:

    Geez, lets have the next book already

    • Katie says:

      Well, these seasons would be 1 to 2 years away respectively so there’s time. I’m still feeling optimistic about Winds of Winter, especially with how many chapters GRRM has released recently. Here’s hoping a release date is announced within a year.

  2. The Last Doctor says:

    I’m shocked! Shocked, I say!!!

  3. Dick Whitman says:

    Didn’t see this coming.

  4. Elyse says:

    Not surprising but it still makes me happy :)

  5. Blacklister No.134 says:

    More winter for everybody! Yay!

  6. bobbie says:

    I’d be disappointed if they didn’t stick with it until all the books are done!

  7. worthymagic says:

    Extending Game of Thrones for at least 3 more seasons is great, but why not longer? They only make 10 episodes a year. Will everyone be demanding big increases in pay by then? Most shows on regular TV do 70 episodes in less than 3.5 seasons. Is the show so expensive to make? That is a good possibility. Maybe the actors will be tired of doing it after 7 seasons? I’d love to know more.

    • Ryan says:

      The most expensive HBO has ever produced and the shoot is 4+ months long, which for ten episodes is crazy.

      • Blacklister No.134 says:

        Actually this seems about right compared to most television dramas which take 8 days of shooting.
        GoT is crazy expensive. However their DVD’s sell well and since it is their most watched show it is probably very profitable.

      • It costs 60 – 70 million a season. While expensive, not exorbitantly so.

    • Kevin says:

      I read somewhere that the average cost for an episode is about 6 million dollars.

  8. James says:

    Only TWO season?! And they wait until TWO days after the season premiere?! This does NOT bode well for the show…

  9. Jonathon says:

    Love this show! Glad to see confirmation that it will be around for awhile. If only more shows could gain this confidence of being able to say they will be around for awhile. NBC I’m looking at you. If you really feel Heroes deserves a comeback then you admit to that error but don’t mess up again. Renew Revolution now instead of regretting it years from now. This show deserves it!

  10. RS says:

    Can’t watch anything on HBO until and unless they ax Bill Mohr. HBO you’ve fallen into the depths.