HBO is readying another two seasons of Game of Thrones.
The network is in active talks to bring back the Emmy-winning fantasy hit for a seventh and eighth season, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told EW at the network’s Television Critics Association press tour party in Pasadena on Thursday night.
The show is not expected to have, we’re told, a seventh final season that’s split across two years — a scenario that’s frequently been speculated as the most likely outcome for the intensely serialized series.
The move will likely involve new deals for the cast (at least, for those whose characters survive the next two years) as the show’s talent is only optioned for seven seasons at this point.
Source and more: EW