[TV] Game of Thrones Scores Two-Season Renewal From HBO
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.08.2014
The show will be on through 2016 at least...
There's a lot more carnage and nudity left to get through in Westeros, and HBO is unsurprisingly willing to go along for the ride. The premium cable network has announced that they have renewed the show for a fifth and sixth season following its season premiere earning the highest viewership for the network since the Sopranos series finale in 2007.
HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said in the announcement, "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."
This means that series will at the very least get through the fourth book in George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series, titled A Feast for Crows. Seasons three and four comprise the third book, A Storm of Swords and Martin has one further book already published with two more on the way.
Cast regulars for the fourth season of include Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Charles Dance, Aidan Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Alfie Allen, Jerome Flynn, Conleth Hill, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dillane, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen, Kristofer Hivju, Sibel Kekilli, Rose Leslie, Rory McCann, Michael McElhatton, Iwan Rheon and Carice van Houten.