HBO Renews ‘Game of Thrones’ for Two More Seasons
In a move that should surprise absolutely nobody, HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for two more seasons. Of course, this doesn’t mean the show has only been renewed for two more seasons, as every indication is that the show will continue past a sixth season, if it’s able to maintain even a fraction of the insane audience it draws now.
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have gone on record saying that they’re aiming for 7-8 seasons to tell the full story of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series. Of course, at the rate the show is going, and the rate Martin isn’t going, it’s very likely the show will overtake the books. Thus, we’ll probably end up in some sort of crazy bizarro universe where book-readers are avoiding being spoiled by show-watchers, instead of the other way around.
“Game of Thrones is a phenomenon like no other,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we look forward to more of their dazzling storytelling.”
Given that Sunday’s Season 4 premiere crashed HBO Go and became one of the most pirated TV episodes in the history of online piracy, renewing the show is not only wisdom on HBO’s part, it’s common sense.