Game Of Thrones: Season 5 Premiere Date Announced

Everyone's favourite sadistic fantasy show returns in spring

Get cancelling your Monday night plans: the UK premiere date for Game of Thrones' fifth season has been set for 13th April.

Sky Atlantic has revealed that new episodes of the HBO fantasy epic, which is in the running for Best Drama at this Sunday's Golden Globes, will be shown one night after airing in the US.  

The channel made the announcement via Twitter after posting this image, with the caption "Game of Thrones. Season 5. It's coming..."

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To those uninitiated with George RR Martin's novel's, not much is known about the fifth season – although casting announcements have suggested we'll be receiving the flashback treatment in the new run of episodes: British actress Nell Williams has been cast as a young Cersei Lannister, the character who is played by Lena Headey.

Take a look at our unlikely predictions for 2015 to see which character, who seemingly perished in the season 4 finale, we hope makes a return in the coming season.

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With last month's announcement that Netflix series House of Cards will be returning for a third season on February 27th – and with Don Draper's Mad Men swansong scheduled for early April – this spring is shaping up to be the television equivalent of a battle for the Iron throne. Let's just hope Daenerys does something.


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