"Game of Thrones" Granted Fifth and Sixth Season Renewals

Posted Tuesday April 8, 2014 2:27 PM GMT

After a super successful season four premiere on Sunday (April 6), HBO announced that "Game of Thrones" is coming back for two more seasons.

The renewal brings the Emilia Clarke-helmed series into its sixth season. “'Game of Thrones is a phenomenon like no other,” Michael Lombardo, president of HBO said in a statement. “David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we look forward to more of their dazzling storytelling.”

As previously reported by GossipCenter, the season premiere actually shut down HBO Go due to the volume of traffic.

The network tweeted, "Looks like there's trouble in the realm. Apologies for the inconvenience. We'll be providing updates, so please stay tuned. #GameofThrones."

"Having trouble accessing @HBO GO? Send a raven. @GameOfThrones will be available soon on HBO On Demand with some cable providers,” they added along with, "We're sorry for all of the trouble, but if you're an @HBO subscriber, the @GameOfThrones premiere replays at 11 PM EST.”

Finally, HBO Go reported, "HBO Go did experience issues due to overwhelming demand around the premiere of Game of Thrones. The service has returned to several platforms and we are working hard towards full recovery, which we expect soon."

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