There's a mystery surrounding the sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones that has never been there before, especially now that they've gone well beyond George R.R. Martin's books. But one mystery we no longer need to concern ourselves with is when the show will be back and when the series will come to an end.
HBO has confirmed the sixth season will return on April 24th, along with Silicon Valley and Veep. Mark your calendars yet? But that's not all as HBO is also in very deep negotiations with showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff to extend the series for seventh and eighth seasons, which is what many have expected for a while now based on the creators' prior comments.
A future sticking point could be signing the cast, something that proved difficult the last time the show was extended because there are just so many characters. It seems like no matter how many get killed off the numbers never truly dwindle. [Deadline]