In a piece of news that EVERYBODY saw coming, EW have exclusively revealed that Game of Thrones showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff have signed on for two more seasons of the hit show.
In a totally unsurprising turn of events, Weiss and Benioff, who built the show from the very beginning, will continue to be showrunners for two more seasons, which in theory would take them up to season six. However, the only issue is that Season Five has not yet been given the go ahead, but it is very doubtful Game of Thrones will be ever been cancelled, and the show will run until the proposed ending of either Season Seven or Eight.
Though HBO has not yet officially renewed the show for a fifth year, Thrones is the premium cable network’s most-watched series (averaging 14.3 million viewers last season across all the network’s platforms) and is second only to The Sopranos as its most popular show of all time.
HBO programming president Michael Lombardo has often praised the duo’s handling of the series, and recently commented to EW about their writing skills: “I’ve read a lot of scripts. David and Dan are not just good, they are exceptional writers. Their scripts are as dazzling as anything I’ve ever read.”
The fantasy hit writer-producers (and, in recent years, directors) originated the project at HBO and have garnered Emmy nominations and acclaim for shepherding the hugely complex drama series based on George R.R. Martin’s bestselling novels.
The show stars Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Alfie Allen, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Pedro Pascal, Michiel Huisman, and Indira Varma. Game of Thrones returns on HBO April 6th at 9pm.
In the wake of the Red Wedding, how does the North pick up the pieces and with their greatest enemy seemingly crushed, where does that leave the Lannisters. Daenerys Targaryen now has an army but is she ready to take back her homeland. Does Jon Snow turn south to seek revenge or remember his duty along the Wall?