Just hours after the announcement of an April 24th premiere for the sixth season of its big-budget fantasy drama “Game of Thrones,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo revealed that the network is about to lock in the future of the series.
A formal announcement is expected to come shortly but the deal is almost done for a two-season renewal for the series – taking it through and seventh and eighth season.
No word though if that will mark the end of the series as has been suggested by the producers. It would mark the second time the show has scored a dual season order, it previously scored one in 2014 for the fifth and sixth season.
Season six of the drama will be the show’s first to surpass the plot points included in George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” books with Martin recently confirming the sixth book in the series, “The Winds of Winter,” will not be finished before the show returns in April.
“Game of Thrones” ranks as HBO’s most-watched series ever and the premium outlet’s longest-running show currently on the air.
Source: The Live Feed