Game of Thrones renewed for 2 more seasons

2014-04-09 09:01

Los Angeles – The HBO fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" has been renewed for two more seasons.

The network’s announcement yesterday comes just two days after the show's season four premiere drew the network's biggest audience in seven years.

The series about civil war, nobility, mythical creatures and treachery was seen by an average of 6.6 million viewers on Sunday, topping it's all-time high audience of 5.5 million.

It was the biggest audience for Time Warner Inc-owned HBO since the 2007 finale of mafia drama, "The Sopranos", which drew 11.9 million viewers.

Emmy-winning "Game of Thrones" is adapted from author George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels. It stars Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and 16-year-old Maisie Williams.

The series averages a gross audience of 14.4 million per episode, which includes viewers who record the show to watch later, a popular option for the network's viewers.

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