'Game of Thrones' renewed for Season 5 and Season 6

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game-of-thrones-season-5-season-6-hbo.jpgFollowing the series-high ratings for "Game of Thrones'" Season 4 premiere, HBO announced that the fantasy series has been renewed for Season 5 and Season 6.

This is great news for showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who have long made it clear that this show has a planned seven-season lifespan. If the series keeps building its audience the way it has, there is little to no doubt that "Game of Thrones" will reach that end point.

"'Game of Thrones' is a phenomenon like no other," HBO president of programming Michael Lombardo says in a press release. "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."

Little is know about future seasons of "Game of Thrones" thus far. Daenerys Targaryen's storyline is said to be increased in Season 5, while Michiel Huisman, who plays Dany's love interest Daario Naharis, will become a series regular next season.

"Game of Thrones" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO.
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