'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Thankfully to Stick Around 2 More Years
'Game of Thrones' fans can breath a sigh of relief. In expected though mightily important news, the showrunning duo of David Benioff and Dan Weiss have reenlisted for two more years on the hit HBO fantasy drama.
The writing and producing pair originated the project at HBO, and have been around since its inception. As Season 4 draws ever nearer, this deal keeps the pair around through the assumed Seasons 5 and 6. ‘Games of Thrones’ has not been officially renewed, but it’s the network’s most watched series, so it’s safe to say it’s coming back.
The importance of showrunners have become more and more apparent over the last years, as networks and fans alike realize just how key consistency is, and just how few people can cradle a show and take it to greatness. ‘True Blood,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ and ‘Community’ are among some beloved series that took a big turn amid change.
Earlier this month, Benioff and Weiss talked about ending the show after a seventh season, explaining that this Season 4 feels like a perfect halfway mark. What’s more, author George R.R. Martin is currently writing the sixth book, from which a seventh season would be based, and he has also dished on secrets to the two showrunners. It seems wise to keep them around and not let them roam the Earth with such information.