HBO Renews ‘Game Of Thrones’ For Seasons 5 & 6

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HBO is extending their stay in Westeros.

The premium cabler has picked up a further two seasons of Game Of Thrones, extending the fantasy series through to its sixth season.

Game Of Thrones is a phenomenon like no other”, said Michael Lombardo, President of HBO Programming. “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.”

The renewal, which guarantees that the series will make it to at least six of the planned seven seasons, comes mere days after Game Of Thrones returned for its fourth season with a record audience of 6.6 million viewers. Those numbers make it HBO most watched program since The Sopranos finale, whilst also being up 52% on the season three premiere and 23% on the season three finale. HBO also notes that thanks to encores of Sunday’s episode, the gross audience for the season four premiere now stands at 8.2 million viewers.