Renewed: Game of Thrones

2014-04-09_1042Try not to look surprised.

HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for not one, but two additional seasons.

The good comes two days after the record-breaking ratings for the fourth season premiere -6.6 million US viewers was HBO’s most watched telecast since the 2007 series finale of The Sopranos.

Game of Thrones is a phenomenon like no other,” said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “(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 series based on the A Song of Ice and Fire books by George R. R. Martin is a key brand for HBO and Foxtel in Australia, where the show has a buzz all of its own, but is pursued illegally by non-subscribers.

Yesterday Foxtel defended its deal with HBO which sees a first-rights exclusivity in Australia. On Monday the season premiere was the top-rated entertainment show of the day.

HBO will soon say farewell to True Blood, Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom while True Detective is yet to be renewed.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

7 Comments:

  1. I have only recently started viewing GOT (primarily by DVD saturation) and agree that this is a no-brainer for renewal. GOT is an excellent example of quality drama that can be produced if given a free rein and viewers are treated as at least semi-literate.

    Let the FTA crowd continue to dish reality/contest/lawyer/soap drivel and leave real/engaging entertainment to other media. Much better that way.

  2. The rate in which the characters are eradicated there will only be a few to worry abut and aging can be maneuvered around. Still don’t understand The Newsroom though, I thought it would have a longer run.

  3. Not surprised it has been renewed. If HBO are worried that the show is moving faster than Martin’s writing speed. They could split the next two seasons up like what AMC did with Breaking Bad’s last season and what they are doing for Mad Men.

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