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'Game of Thrones' renewed for season five and six

Daenerys (Emilia Clarke)
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke)

Only one episode into season four of the HBO hit drama, ‘Game of Thrones,’ and already it’s been renewed for seasons five and six. This doesn’t come as a total shock, but it is still exciting news, nonetheless.

President of HBO programming, Michael Lombardo, made a statement regarding the renewals, announcing, “‘Game of Thrones’ is a phenomenon like no other. 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 season four premiere on April 6 garnered a record-breaking 6.6 million viewers, making the episode the most watched HBO program since the series finale of ‘The Sopranos’ in 2007, which tallied at 11.9 million viewers.

In addition, ‘Game of Thrones’ had two repeats of the premiere, causing the tally to rise to 8.2 million viewers.

‘Game of Thrones’ airs Sundays at 9PM on HBO.