The premiere of season 4 of Game of Thrones became the most watched episode of any HBO show since The Sopranos finale in 2007. While this is amazing news, I have personally heard many people worry about when the show will run out of base material. We all know that there is a significant lag between each of George R. R. Martin’s books, and we are hitting a point where the show is starting to catch up to the books. Is the end approaching?
I’m going with no. HBO has not only approved a season 5, but they have also signed off on a season 6. This is fairly surprising, as most shows are only approved on a season to season basis to protect against drops in ratings. It goes to show how much confidence HBO has in the show and in the loyal fan base the show has garnered.
The current season of Game of Thrones is the second half of book three in the series, A Storm of Swords.
So what do you all think? How excited are you?