Season 5 Premiere Date Announced!

In a recent press release HBO has finally confirmed the premiere date for the fifth season of Game of Thrones.  The fifth season will premiere on Sunday, April 12th, at 9PM ET.  

Not only will Game of Thrones newest season be premiering on April 12th, two other popular shows will be joining that date as well - those being Veep and Silicon Valley.

Here's exactly what the press release had to say about the triple premiere - although this snippet is only containing the paragraph detailing the fifth season of Game of Thrones.

HBO has confirmed that the new seasons of Game of ThronesSilicon Valley and Veep will debut back-to-back on Sunday, April 12, starting at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

Game of Thrones begins its ten-episode fifth season Sunday, April 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. Members of the ensemble cast for the fourth season included Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Executive producers, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin

I'm sure this piece of news is exciting for us all, but I'm personally happy to see that HBO is aiming to premiere the fifth season just before my birthday (April, 15).  Thanks HBO! I'm sure we can expect to see the first official trailer rolling out within the next few weeks!