HBO has finally released the “Game of Thrones” season 6 premiere date, thanks to the winter press-tour taking place this week. HBO made the confirmation earlier this evening at the Television Critics Association event, where the network finally detailed the season six premiere date for Game of Thrones.
If you would like to set a reminder on your phone, work calendar and bathroom post-it notes to turn off all social-media, the new season will hit HBO on April 24, 2016.
The show of course is based on the best-selling collection written by George R.R. Martin; A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Also coming back that night is “Silicon Valley” and “Veep”. Everyone’s favorite coders will be returning at 10pm and Veep will return at 10:30 p.m.
Since the television adaptation has strayed away from the original works of Martin, it’s hard to know what to expect in the new season. The show has kept most of the story intact, though true book-readers will most likely be more than happy to tell you every detail of what has been left out or changed from the original works.
When we left Westeros pretty much everything that could go wrong for the Starks; did. With the exception of Bran, since he was left out of the last season to make way for multitudes of Jon Snow.
It was earlier this week that Martin admitted that the sixth book in the series, The Winds of Winter, will not be ready before the beginning of Game of Thrones new season. All eyes will be on Jon Snow, since that’s pretty much where we left off in season five. The series left us with betrayals at the Wall, Daenerys Targaryen being surrounded (and airborne at last) and no mention of Bran Stark.
We do know that Bran will be coming back in a big way this season, we left him inside a tree in season four to learn the ways of the WARG from a true master.
At least all the questions will be answered (most of the questions, maybe a few) when the series returns to HBO this spring.