At the Television Critics Association press tour on 8 January, HBO gave out the release date for Game of Thrones Season 5.
HBO announced that the new season of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep will debut back-to-back on Sunday, 12 April, 9pm (ET/PT) onwards, IGN reports.
It was reported by various media outlets that Game of Thrones fans will be rewarded for their patience in April, but the exact date was not known until now. Apart from guessing that there might be some major changes in the plot, the fans of the fantasy drama series have no information. HBO is yet to release any photograph or trailer of the much-anticipated Season 5. The few-seconds-long teasers that have been released online consist of old footage, much to the disappointment of the thousands of fans all over the world.
The announcement of the Season 5 premiere date comes just after the cable network revealed that the show, which is based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy novels, will get a limited IMAX roll-out later this month.
The first major Game of Thrones season 5 trailer will debut in IMAX theatres at the end of January. This trailer will be shown during the big-screen presentation of the HBO series' Season 4 final two episodes, beginning 23 January.
IMAX stated that this is the first time that a television series was being showcased in the above-mentioned format.
Depicting the story in Martin's epic 'A Song of Ice and Fire', Game of Throne Season 5 will take back its audience to the unpredictable world of Westeros and beyond for ten more, around 1 hour-long, episodes.
After the Game of Thrones episode on 12 April, which will be telecast from 9 pm to 10pm, the second season of Silicon Valley will be shown on the channel. Following the tech-geek comedy, the fourth season of Veep will be broadcast from 10.30 pm.