HBO has finally made their big “Game of Thrones” premiere date announcement official, and the HBO show is actually started a little later than usual. How much later? It’s only about a week.
The network is going to officially launch season 5 of their smash hit on Sunday, April 12. Typically, they choose to launch it on the first Sunday of April or the very end of March, but we figure that their reasoning here may have to do with Easter. This year, the holiday is on April 5, and they may not want to compete against a holiday audience. (With that being said, don’t most people traditionally separate Easter in the mornings?)
As for when you can see an official trailer featuring Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, and the rest of the cast, think along the likes of later this month. Given the plans to put a trailer in IMAX theaters alongside a screening of two episodes, there’s only so much longer that it could be kept from us.
In addition to announcing the great news for “Game of Thrones” fans, HBO also confirmed a pair of other super-important premiere dates. “Silicon Valley” season 2 will premiere the same day at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time, and it will be followed by the premiere of “Veep.” These two shows are once again getting the benefit of airing after the fantasy epic, which is the most-watched show in the history of the network. (It’s also the most-pirated, which has to be at least somewhat annoying for the bigwigs over at the network.) Season 5 has the potential to be the most ambitious to date, the comedies have been consistently great.
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