HBO has renewed its hit fantasy drama Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season.
The renewal comes on the heels of a record-breaking fourth season premiere April 6, with the series garnering 6.6 million viewers. That made the premiere episodeHBO’s most-watched program since The Sopranos’ series finale in 2007. Two replays of the Thrones episode propelled the full-night tally up to 8.2 million viewers.
“Game of Thrones is a phenomenon like no other,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBOProgramming, in a statement. “David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we look forward »