Game of Thrones Showrunners Sign on Through Season 6

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Just a little over a week before the Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere, HBO has made it pretty clear that the epic drama won't be going anywhere for awhile.

Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have signed on to lead the series for at least two seasons beyond this one, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Benioff and Weiss originated the project and have generally been praised for sticking close to George R.R. Martin’s source material.

HBO has not yet picked Game of Thrones up beyond Season 4, but this is premium cable’s most-watched program; it can write its own ticket for as long as it wants.

Benioff and Weiss recently said, however, that it will likely conclude after seven seasons.

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Game of Thrones Quotes

Tyrion: Let me give you some advice bastard. Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.
Jon: What the hell do you know about being a bastard?
Tyrion: All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.

Baelish: Do you know what the realm is? It's the thousand blades of Aegon's enemies, a story we agree to tell each other over and over until we forget that it's a lie.
Varys: But what do we have left once we abandon the lie? Chaos, a gaping pit, waiting to swallow us all.
Baelish: Chaos isn't a pit, chaos is a ladder.