Brian Percival will direct, and the show’s creator, Julian Fellowes, and its main characters, will return.
“Game of Thrones” received 22 Emmy nominations, the most of any show. Netflix claimed the most nominations of any service or channel, displacing HBO from the top spot.
The undercover satirist has been working more than a year on what the network has hyped as “perhaps the most dangerous show in the history of television.”
“It’s going to be a tough year,” the AT&T veteran John Stankey said in a candid talk with HBO’s chief executive, Richard Plepler, and network employees.