Game of Thrones isn't going anywhere.
After the season-four premiere debuted to 6.6 million viewers, HBO has ordered a fifth and sixth season of the hit series. The drama based on George R.R.Martin books will most likely return next spring.
"Game of Thrones is a phenomenon like no other," Michael Lombardo, president of programming at 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."
In March, series co-creators Benioff and Weiss said they would likely wrap up the show after seven or eight seasons.
'It feels like this is the midpoint for us," Benioff told Entertainment Weekly of season four. "If we're going to go seven seasons, which is the plan, season four is right down the middle, the pivot point."
Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.