Thursday 24 May 2018

Two more seasons as Thrones takes crown

Game of Thrones has been renewed for two more seasons by HBO bosses
Game of Thrones has been renewed for two more seasons by HBO bosses

'Game of Thrones' has been renewed for two more seasons, two days after the latest series opened with a bang that crashed the broadcaster's online app.

Sunday's fourth season debut of the HBO show drew 6.6 million viewers in the US, the most for the pay-channel since the finale of HBO hit 'The Sopranos' was watched by 11.9 million people in 2007.

'"Game of Thrones' is a phenomenon like no other," said HBO programming boss Michael Lombardo.

Since its debut in 2011, the drama based on George RR Martin's best-selling novels has won a global fan base – US president Barack Obama reportedly among them.

Irish Independent

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