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HBO in talks to renew Game of Thrones for seventh and eighth seasons

During its panel at the Television Critics Association conference, HBO announced that it was currently in talks with the Game of Thrones showrunners to renew the series for seasons seven and eight.

Michael Lombardo, president of programming for the network, announced the impending renewal would be formally announced shortly, but was definitely happening. He did not say, however, if the eighth season would be the show's last, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The news of the renewal comes shortly after the network announced that the sixth season of the show would premiere on April 24, alongside new seasons of Silicon Valley and Veep.

There is some concern, from both fans and creator George R. R. Martin, that he won't be able to write as fast as the network needs him to. He recently apologized to fans for not having the sixth book done in time for the new season and confirmed there would be some spoilers in the show.

Game of Thrones is one of the few shows to receive a two season renewal simultaneously, but considering it drew in 8.1 million viewers during last season's finale, it's a pretty safe bet for the network.

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