A few days ahead of their respective season premieres, “Game of Thrones,” “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” have all been picked up for another year at HBO.
“Game of Thrones” will enter its seventh season in 2017, “Veep” its sixth and “Silicon Valley” its fourth. All three shows have season premieres on April 24.
In January, HBO president Michael Lombardo told reporters he was in talks with “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss about a two-season pickup that would extend through Season 8. The channel apparently settled on just a one-year renewal for now, though an eighth season would hardly be a surprise considering it’s HBO’s top show.
“Veep” won the Emmy for best comedy in 2015 and has earned star Julia Louis-Dreyfus four straight Emmys for lead actress in a comedy.
“Silicon Valley” has earned a pair of Golden Globe nominations for outstanding comedy series for its first two seasons.
The three HBO shows join these series that have been renewed for 2016-17 and beyond.