As if it were any surprise, HBO announced today that “Game of Thrones” will be renewed for seasons 5 and 6. Spoiler TV posted the news on April 8, putting the minds of only the most insecure to rest as the rest of the world already expected this.
Michael Lombardo, president of HBO programming, said in a statement, “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 series is based on the best-selling series by George R.R. Martin. “Game of Thrones” is an epic adventure set in a world similar to medieval times and populated by the noble and the bloodthirsty. The land of Westeros suffers from years long winters and summers and is tortured by an endless battle for its throne.
The series has won both the Emmy and the Golden Globe for its powerful storytelling. The fourth season aired its first episode on Sunday, April 6. The Los Angeles Times said of the fourth season, “Game of Thrones” is “the Best Television Show Ever,” and said no other shows come close. To prove the point, the premiere of season 4 was watched by an astounding 6.6 million viewers.
If you were uncertain as to the fate of “Game of Thrones,” you can now rest easy knowing it has been picked up for a fifth and sixth season.
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