While we wait to know the fate of Jon Snow when Game of Thrones returns on April 24, HBO has confirmed that it is in talks with creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss to renew the show for at least 2 more seasons, Deadline reports.
“David and Dan are feeling there’s probably two more years after Season 6, that’s what we’re looking at right now,” said HBO president Michael Lombardo. “We hope that they would change their mind, but that’s how they are feeling now.”
Two years ago, the show was renewed for Season 5 and 6 and the network is again looking at another two season order. Multi season pickups are not very common and are usually reserved for big shows like Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory. Whether the show will return for more seasons after the eight is currently not known.
Game of Thrones has had an incredible 2015. In addition to scoring a record 8.11 million Live/Same Day viewers for Season 5 finale, the show also broke Emmy records with 12 wins last year. Season 6 is widely expected to break the show’s own ratings records this year as it will completely surpass the books. Author George R.R. Martin has already announced that the next book in the ASOIAF universe – The Winds of Winter will not be released before the upcoming season premiere.