'Game of Thrones' Renewed for Fifth and Sixth Seasons

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Praise be to the old gods and the new!

On Tuesday, HBO announced that its highly-popular fantasy series, Game of Thrones, will be getting a fifth and sixth season.

Game of Thrones is a phenomenon like no other,” the network's programming president Michael Lombardo said in a statement. “[Creators] 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 drama, based on George R.R. Martin's books, will most likely return next spring. Despite the fact that the author is still currently working on the sixth book in the six-book series, the show's co-creators already have a finale in mind.

"We know there's an end somewhere in the seven- or eight-season zone. It's not something that goes 10, 11 -- it doesn't just keep on going because it can," Weiss told Vanity Fair in March. "I think the desire to milk more out of it is what would eventually kill it, if we gave in to that."

Brace yourselves, folks. More winter is coming.

 

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