Thursday, April 21, 2016

HBO Renews 'Game of Thrones,' 'Silicon Valley' and 'Veep'

With all three shows set to return for new seasons on Sunday, April 24, HBO has renewed Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep for new seasons in 2017, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, President, HBO Programming.

Based on the bestselling fantasy books by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones will return for its seventh season in 2017 and is the current Emmy winner for Best Drama Series. The series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom.

Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Jonathan Pryce.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss developed the drama. They executive produce with Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. Co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin. Bryan Cogman is a supervising producer. Chris Newman, Greg Spence and Lisa McAtackney serve as producers.

Silicon Valley takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. The renewal brings the show through its fourth season in 2017.

The comedy stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Jimmy O. Yang and Suzanne Cryer.

Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Kinsky created the comedy. Executive producers are Judge, Alec Berg, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally. Clay Tarver, Dan O'Keefe, Jim Kleverweis, Ron Weiner and John Levenstein are co-executive producers. Carrie Kemper is a supervising producer. Donick Cary is a consulting producer. Adam Countee is a producer.

Veep is the current Emmy winner for Best Comedy series. The renewal brings the series to its sixth season in 2017. The series stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer, for whom the most banal action can set off a ripple effect with unexpected and far-reaching consequences.

The cast also includes Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole and Sam Richardson.

Armando Iannucci created the series. Executive producers are David Mandel, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Frank Rich, Chris Godsick and Lew Morton.