Game of ThronesFinally, "Game of Thrones" fans know when they'll find out if Jon Snow lived or died (come on, he totally lived). HBO announced that the fantasy drama will return for a sixth season April 24.

HBO president Michael Lombardo had even more exciting news to deliver at the winter Television Critics Association press tour -- they are in negotiations with executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss for seventh and eighth seasons, according to Deadline.

"David and Dan are feeling there's probably two more years after season 6, that's what we're looking at right now," Lombardo said back in July. "We hope that they would change their mind, but that's how they are feeling now."

It's unclear if the showrunners have received insight from author George R.R. Martin on how he plans to wrap up his epic saga. Already, the show has caught up to the book series, and Martin admitted earlier this month that he had not met his end-of-year-deadline for the sixth novel, "Winds of Winter."

If the author takes as much time to write the final book in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series as he did the last two, "Game of Thrones" may very well outpace its source material.

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