BREAKING: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Premiere Date Unveiled

By January 7, 2016

It’s time to start crossing off those days on your calendar – we finally know when Game of Thrones season 6 is going to premiere.

After leaving viewers on the edge of their seats, screaming at their TVs “Is that it!?!” just a little less than a year ago, HBO’s fantasy pop culture phenomenon is finally preparing to return to the small screen in just a few short months, and hopefully with some answers to our many burning questions from season five.

HBO has announced today at the TCA press tour in Pasadena that the sixth season of the show will premiere on Sunday, April 24th. This also comes following the first teaser for the season a few weeks ago, and the release of some interesting new plot details for one of the show’s returning characters, and its storytelling structure moving forward. Along with a number of returning cast members, the season will also introduce Ian McShane in an unknown, but important role, Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven, and more.

Much like some of its predecessor as well, the sixth season of Thrones is set to progress the show’s story even further past its current state in author George R. R. Martin’s novels, after the Thrones creator recently came out confirming that the next installment in the book series, The Winds of Winter, will not be coming before the season six premiere this Spring. Cue the frustrated groans of book readers everywhere.

Maybe more than any other outing, the fifth season of Thrones left viewers with more questions than answers, leaving a number of key characters’ fates hanging in the balance, and a final image that would make any fan’s stomach twist. Now, with the added level of surprise it has going for it, season six has the opportunity to be an even more enthralling, and tense season than any of its predecessors. Now let’s just wait and see if it capitalizes on that opportunity.

Game of Thrones season 6 is set to premiere April 24th on HBO.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable