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HBO Sets Return Date for ‘Game of Thrones.’ Also, the Show May Get Picked Up for Two More Seasons

Jan 8, 2016  •  Post A Comment

The future of HBO’s wildy popular fantasy series “Game of Thrones” is becoming a little clearer. Deadline.com reports that the series, which returns April 24 for season six, is in talks for a possible order for two additional seasons.

HBO President Michael Lombardo confirmed at the Television Critics Association press tour that the pay-cable channel is negotiating with David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the creators and executive producers of “Thrones.” A two-year pickup, similar to two years ago when the show was picked up for seasons five and six, appears to be the goal.

As far as HBO is concerned, the show could run beyond season eight. Lombardo said back in July: “David and Dan are feeling there’s probably two more years after Season six; that’s what we’re looking at right now. We hope that they would change their mind, but that’s how they are feeling now.”

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