‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Silicon Valley, ‘Veep’ Earn Renewals

Game of Thrones Season 6 Lena Heady and Nikolaj Coster Waldau
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lena Headey in ‘Game of Thrones’ (Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO)

Just days ahead of their new seasons, HBO has given renewals to Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep. Game of Thrones earned a seventh season order, Veep earned its sixth season, and Silicon Valley will return for season four. None of the renewals were unexpected.

Season six of Game of Thrones will premiere on April 24, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT. Season three of Silicon Valley immediately follows at 10pm and Veep‘s fifth season debuts at 10:30pm.

Game of Thrones is based on George R.R. Martin’s bestselling fantasy book series and stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Jonathan Pryce. David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield executive produce, with Martin involved as a co-executive producer. This upcoming season marks the first season in which readers of the book series are just as in the dark about the events about to unfold as those who only watch the series.

Silicon Valley was created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler, and Dave Kinsky and stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang, and Suzanne Cryer. Season three will consist of 10 half-hour episodes.

Veep‘s 10 episode fifth season was executive produced by David Mandel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Frank Rich, Chris Godsick, and Lew Morton. Louis-Dreyfus stars as President Selina Meyer, with Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, and Sam Richardson also part of the ensemble cast.

Watch the Game of Thrones season 6 trailer: