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