The spring premiere of HBO’s hit series ‘Game of Thrones’ is just around the corner, and although we still have to wait for the first episode to arrive in March, you can at least set a date for the series’ star-studded premiere. The entire leading-cast is expected to attend the special-event, which will be hosted by Sky Atlantic, a partner of HBO itself.
HBO confirmed today that the season five premiere will be held in London, more specifically, in the infamous Tower of London. Promoted through pan-European pay TV group Sky’s Sky Atlantic, the company will play host to an extravagant red-carpet event at the looming Tower, located within the British capital. We think that the inhabitants of Westerous will feel right at home and the famous landmark.
The premiere is scheduled to take place on March 18, and yes, that means that season five of ‘Game of Thrones’ will debuted in Europe before it premieres in the U.S.. Sky holds a large market in Europe as HBO’s pay-TV partner, it airs the series to U.K., Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy. In a statement released to the press Gary Davey, Sky’s Managing Director of Content said, “Across Europe Game of Thrones is loved by Sky customers and a brand defining show for Sky Atlantic.” He then added,“ As the exclusive home of Game of Thrones in our home markets, it’s tremendously exciting for Sky to host the first World Premiere in Europe with our partners from HBO.” Avoiding social-media, and basically the internet, for the premiere to hit the United States won’t be that fun, but it’s nothing a few social-media filters can’t fix.
The fifth season of ‘Game of Thrones’ is set to release in the U.S. on April 12th, 2015 at 9pm. Make sure you set a reminder for the season premiere, which will most likely contain enough shocking moments to hold you over for the week as you wait for episode two.