Somebody wake up Jon Snow — there’s more Game of Thrones news afoot.
HBO is already speaking with Thrones creator/executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss about renewing the series for Seasons 7 and 8, HBO president Michael Lombardo confirms to our sister site Deadline.
“I think ‘seven seasons and out’ has never been the conversation; the question is how much beyond the seventh season are we going to do,” Lombardo told reporters at TCA in July 2015. “[The producers are] feeling like there’s probably two more years after six. I would love for them to change their minds, but that’s what we’re looking at right now.”
George R. R. Martin, the author upon whose books Game of Thrones is based, recently confirmed fans’ fears that Winds of Winter — the sixth novel in his Song of Ice and Fire series — won’t be finished before the show’s sixth season begins airing on April 24 (9/8c).
“Given where we are, inevitably, there will be certain plot twists and reveals in Season 6 of Game of Thrones that have not yet happened in the books,” Martin wrote on his blog. “For years, my readers have been ahead of the viewers. This year, for some things, the reverse will be true.
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