Winter Is (Still) Coming: 'Game of Thrones' Gets a Premiere Date, Plus 2 More Seasons

George will never catch up now. *cackle*

Leaving poor, stressed-out George R. R. Martin to chase the runaway school bus his own creation has become (opens in new tab), HBO is reportedly close to renewing Game of Thrones for another two seasons.

According to the Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab), HBO programming president Michael Lombardo recently said the premium cable network is close to ordering the drama's seventh and eighth seasons, although it was unclear if the series would continue after that. ("Please, please, please," said you plus all the actors who would be making *bank* should the deal go through.)

Either way, Jon Snow (BELIEVE (opens in new tab)) and friends return April 24, so you know—there goes your social life.

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Chelsea Peng
Chelsea Peng

Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.