HBO confirms April premiere date for Game of Thrones!

JS-TeaseHBO has now officially confirmed the premiere date for season six of Game of Thrones. As expected, the new season will arrive on Sunday, April 24th, in its usual 9:00PM slot.

HBO also confirmed today that the new seasons of Silicon Valley and Veep will debut on April 24, airing after Game of Thrones.

This has been the predicted premiere date for season six for a few months now, since HBO confirmed that their new series Vinyl would run into mid-April. The Jon Snow teaser poster unveiled in November with the word “April” reinforced the predicted date.

Time to get the countdown clock up and running!

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    1. All we Need now is a Trailer for season 6 which could premier anytime this month, or they could add the new trailer in with the Super bowl February, 7th. Super bowl is a big event with a lot of people watching, I could see this happening.

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    2. I couldn’t be happier if I were twins.

      Would it be possible to get the countdown clock on the top of the website page again now? Pretty please?

      w00t GoT’s, let the madness begin.

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    3. Ah, good news. More time to clean house on GoTWiki before Season 6. I’ll soon set things to rights.

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    4. Excellent news! And so begins the countdown … to the official WOTW countdown clock! Then the countdown to the premiere itself. 😉

      108 days to go!

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    5. JCDavis:
      I couldn’t be happier if I were twins.

      Would it be possible to get the countdown clock on the top of the website page again now?Pretty please?

      w00t GoT’s, let the madness begin.

      OMG, there really is a clock???? Can’t wait to see it ..

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    6. If it doesn’t take a break, it will end the last Sunday of June.

      And don’t forget that if it plays during Memorial Day Weekend, we get to hear how the show is doing so bad because the ratings went down for the weekend.

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    7. Oh, god. Not the countdown clock. I haven’t missed that at all. I expected the 24th. So, we’ll probably get premiere events & spoilers from the 1st episode early April.

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    8. Laura: Lol – if they release a trailer soon, we may have to revive you!

      trust me, the day the trailer hits will be the first happiest day of that month XD

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    9. Jack Bauer 24:
      Yes! They came through at TCA Matthew!

      Indeed they did jack, you where right 🙂 I hope the trailer releases soon, well that’s one more thing to look forward to 🙂

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    10. Thank God. Last season the last 3 episodes coincided with my final exams. How am I supposed to focus on an exam when Jon Snow’s about to get stabbed??

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    11. Well we knew it but nice to have it confirmed, Oh god I’ve lots of things that needs to be done lots of preparation…

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    12. These posts have kept me sane for the last few months since the end of the season. I have re-watched the entire show so many times i can play the goat. Thank you for this site and all the comments. i will continue to keep checking back for more news and comments.

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    13. Yay, the countdown clock is back!!! I’ve missed you, old friend.

      We’re getting close, people. We’re getting close. I’m so excited. LOL.

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    14. Always Good to have a countdown clock, I wonder when they will release a trailer this month, if not this month I wonder if they will release the trailer during the superbowl.

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    15. This is such good news!!!

      In the Eastcoast, this is the best time of year IMO. The grass turns green, the tree buds start popping and family and friends gather for food and drink…

      All that plus GoTs…

      Doesn’t get much better then that =]

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    16. Yeah hopefully the trailer is soon. I wonder if they’ll wait to release it with the Vinyl premiere? That would boost its ratings for sure.

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    17. Lyanna_Targaryen:
      All I want for my name day is a trailer and a couple GG wins! IS THAT SO MUCH TO ASK.

      Game of Thrones is only up for best Drama Series, but I still hope it wins, the other nominees are good though.

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    18. Jack Bauer 24:
      Yeah hopefully the trailer is soon. I wonder if they’ll wait to release it with the Vinyl premiere? That would boost its ratings for sure.

      They could do that, or they could show it at the superbowl, either way it will get a lot of attention don’t you think ? they are being really smart with marketing, so I wonder what they will do.

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    19. sjwenings:
      Anyone remember how long before last year’s premiere they released a trailer?

      They announced the premeire date on January 8th and the trailer on January 31st.

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    20. 3 cheers for the countdown clock!!!

      Edit: Hahaha, now that I’ve gone back and read the comments, I feel much better knowing I’m not the only one dancing around over the return of the countdown clock! 🙂

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    21. Yay! The countdown clock is back. Now I need that trailer so bad. I can’t wait for all the fun discussions and speculations that always come after the first trailer.

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    22. If filming finished like two weeks ago , trailer probably won’t be ready till end of January. I can’t wait

      Yessssss countdown clock!!! Wooooo

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    23. There’s a new article up on EW about HBO’s ongoing negotiations for a 7th and 8th season of Game of Thrones. It’s consistent with what we already knew, but it’s good to see it’s being officially discussed!

      http://www.ew.com/article/2016/01/07/game-thrones-season-7-8

      HBO is readying another two seasons of Game of Thrones.

      “The network is in active talks to bring back the Emmy-winning fantasy hit for a seventh and eighth season, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo told EW at the network’s Television Critics Association press tour party in Pasadena on Thursday night.

      The show is not expected to have, we’re told, a seventh final season that’s split across two years — a scenario that’s frequently been speculated as the most likely outcome for the intensely serialized series.

      The move will likely involve new deals for the cast (at least, for those whose characters survive the next two years) as the show’s talent is only optioned for seven seasons at this point.

      The news comes on the heels of HBO announcing a season 6 premiere date for April 24.

      Thrones award-winning showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have frequently stated they hope the show will conclude after the seventh season, citing their ultra secret long-term creative gameplan for the show that’s based on the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R.R. Martin. Season 6 marks a major turning point in the show as the show’s narrative will entirely surpass the storylines in the books.

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    24. Jack Bauer 24:
      Yeah hopefully the trailer is soon. I wonder if they’ll wait to release it with the Vinyl premiere? That would boost its ratings for sure.

      Dunno, I’m already getting hyped for a lot of HBOs stuff for the upcoming months.. Vinyl seems like it’s going to go great.

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    25. In other breaking news… The sky is blue, water is wet, pancakes are delicious and words are wind. Thanks so much for the exciting news guys. I was sure that when HBO released the Jon Snow poster reading April that they were referring to April O’Neil from tmnt joining the show. Thanks so much for clarifying that they meant the show will be back in April.

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    26. So why was the HBO announcement that negotiations have started for S7 & 8 such big news? Wasn’t an eighth season confirmed months ago?

      The contract negotiations for actors in S8 will be intensely guarded, I assume.

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    27. So Girls must be doubling up on episodes somewhere then since it premiers February 21st and GoT/Silicon Valley/Veep are all premiering 4/24.

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    28. “The Jon Snow teaser poster unveiled in November with the word “April” reinforced the predicted date”

      Well I don’t know about THAT part. I mean there are 5 sundays this coming April. A poster saying April, doesn’t really indicate which sunday that would have been

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    29. Trav: Well I don’t know about THAT part. I mean there are 5 sundays this coming April. A poster saying April, doesn’t really indicate which sunday that would have been

      Yes it did, if only one does a little digging 🙂

      The premiere literally only could’ve been on the 24th, considering HBO’s current rollout of shows ends a little later than usual, on the 17th, and that the next Sunday after the 24th would already be on May (there are 4 Sundays this April, not 5). Also, even before the poster, we knew it would be on the 24th —it had to be! It had to be after the 17th, because that’s when their other shows ended; and by May 1st they would break the Emmy’s hanging episode rule, which they would never do. The 24th always was the only option.

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    30. I love the countdown clock!
      http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A0LEVjSTnY9WcpUACLQPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?p=its+the+final+countdown+youtube&tnr=21&vid=9F37BBCFE2174A0EBCEB9F37BBCFE2174A0EBCEB&l=310&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts2.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DWN.tTxmHdOZFrMI%252bvD1FXNVOg%26pid%3D15.1&sigi=121erccfm&rurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DTcJ-wNmazHQ&sigr=11br9mrte&tt=b&tit=Europe+-+The+Final+Countdown%28with+lyrics%29&sigt=11921dkj1&back=http%3A%2F%2Fus.yhs4.search.yahoo.com%2Fyhs%2Fsearch%3Fp%3Dits%2Bthe%2Bfinal%2Bcountdown%2Byoutube%26q%3Dthe%2Bfinal%2Bcountdown%26ei%3DUTF-8%26fr%3Dyhs-bingvc-selfserve_559a6bc844cd6567%26rs%3D2%26hsimp%3Dyhs-selfserve_559a6bc844cd6567%26hspart%3Dbingvc&sigb=16cij5amf&hspart=bingvc&hsimp=yhs-selfserve_559a6bc844cd6567

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    31. SaWeet! Once I read the news I immediately marked my calendar and said to myself “I wonder if there’s a count down clock?” haha.

      Hey Sue the Fury:
      Here’s a fun idea…..how about a contest guessing the day of the trailer (tease or full trailer, you decide) with a prize to the winner? (..easy for me to suggest :)..) With sub categories like:
      1. Total Length of trailer
      2. Which character is featured the most (most screen shots)
      3. Will it show Snow?
      4. How many dragon sightings?
      etc…..
      Maybe its been done before…Just a thought….i just love this site and I am all about speculation.
      Thank you for all you do!!

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    32. Luka Nieto: Yes it did, if only one does a little digging

      The premiere literally only could’ve been on the 24th, considering HBO’s current rollout of shows ends a little later than usual, on the 17th, and that the next Sunday after the 24th would already be on May (there are 4 Sundays this April, not 5). Also, even before the poster, we knew it would be on the 24th —it had to be! It had to be after the 17th, because that’s when their other shows ended; and by May 1st they would break the Emmy’s hanging episode rule, which they would never do. The 24th always was the only option.

      Girls premeires 2/21, which means it ends on 4/24 which is odd because GoT/Silicon/Veep all premiere then.

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    33. Robert Power:
      SaWeet! Once I read the news I immediately marked my calendar and said to myself “I wonder if there’s a count down clock?” haha.

      Hey Sue the Fury:
      Here’s a fun idea…..how about a contest guessing the day of the trailer (tease or full trailer, you decide) with a prize to the winner? (..easy for me to suggest :)..) With sub categories like:
      1. Total Length of trailer
      2. Which character is featured the most (most screen shots)
      3. Will it show Snow?
      4. How many dragon sightings?
      etc…..
      Maybe its been done before…Just a thought….i just love this site and I am all about speculation.
      Thank you for all you do!!

      That sounds like a lot of fun 🙂 i’m down for this, looks like a fun idea to pass the time.

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    34. Jack Bauer 24,

      Girls will end on April 17, not April 24. Its has a ten-episode order, but Togetherness – the show it’s paired with – only has an eight-episode order. That means Togetherness will air its finale on April 10. Once it’s done, Girls will almost certainly run back-to-back episodes in an hour-long block the following week to finish out its season (HBO has done this before). That way, Silicon Valley and Veep can take the 10:00 and 10:30 timeslots with no issues.

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    35. 1 2 minutes and a half maybe a little less.
      2 Tyrion and dany
      3 We will see glimpses or little hints of jon
      4 Drogon and maybe the other two.

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    36. Jared:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      Girls will end on April 17, not April 24. Its has a ten-episode order, but Togetherness – the show it’s paired with – only has an eight-episode order. That means Togetherness will air its finale on April 10. Once it’s done, Girls will almost certainly run back-to-back episodes in an hour-long block the following week to finish out its season (HBO has done this before). That way, Silicon Valley and Veep can take the 10:00 and 10:30 timeslots with no issues.

      Thanks for clearing that up. I forgot Togetherness is only 8 episodes so that means Girls can double up on the 17th along with Vinyl’s finale. I guess this also means that Vinyl’s 2 hour premeire isn’t episodes 1 and 2. The first episode is just 2 hours long. Now it makes sense why they are premiering Girls/Togetherness the week after Vinyl.

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    37. Jack Bauer 24: Thanks for clearing that up. I forgot Togetherness is only 8 episodes so that means Girls can double up on the 17th along with Vinyl’s finale. I guess this also means that Vinyl’s 2 hour premeire isn’t episodes 1 and 2. The first episode is just 2 hours long. Now it makes sense why they are premiering Girls/Togetherness the week after Vinyl.

      I don’t know if it means anything, but HBO just released two trailers a new one for Vinyl and togetherness season 2.

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    38. Shy Lady Dragon,

      Lady D…didn’t understand anything after the first sentence, are you speaking in code? Lol.

      Ps: Hoping you’re not annoyed now after the silliness in the other thread *fingers crossed* 🙂

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    39. Indigente,

      Something tells me the mood won’t be right and/or they won’t, um, get a chance to…. I could do without it myself, unless he’s back looking about 5 years older than when we last saw him.

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    40. Jaime’s girl,

      I hate to be negative but I’m already thinking that after all this hype we have for so long that once we finally get that first hour it could be sort of a let down. Here’s to hoping for a really kick-ass opener with something major happening right off the bat like either we get Jon, the Hound, the horn (I know too early) dragons turn on Dany lol or Tower of Joy.

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    41. YgritTe,

      I understand you. But I have read That this season will Have fewer sex scenes
      We Know That Tommen will not die in episodes 1,2,3,4 & 5. Marg will be freed in episode 6, thus remaining 4 episodes. Nor is it clear That she will return with Tommen, but do not rule out a scene of farewell or something.

      You May be right, but I hope you’re wrong. It is Also Said That Marg will Have a new companion. In other words, it Appears That we will not see together to Tommen and Marg (Two or three scenes) So I have the hope one of that scene is a “parting with some sex” We must Remember that Tommen and Marg have two bed scenes

      I am interested Because it is a very beautiful couple. Dean is 18, and the player is very handsome. So I would like to see an erotic scene Between them. Why not? It’s always nice to see. ☺

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