Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere Date Announced!

Season 5 of Game of Thrones will premiere on HBO on April 12, the network announced during the Television Critics Association Press Tour this week. That’s a little over three months to wait for flashbacks galore, a very surprising character showing up in Dorne, Mr. Eko’s brand-spanking-new character, and Maisie Williams’ new and nigh-unrecognizable Arya costume. (Spoiler warnings for these articles.)

HBO has renewed the series through season 7, though doing so makes us wonder about the book vs. TV fates of several key characters. Here’s a micro-teaser for season 5:


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