Attention fans! HBO reveals when 'Game of Thrones' will be back on our screens

FP Staff

Jan 08, 2016 11:41:06 IST

Game of Thrones fans will soon find out what exactly happened to Jon Snow as the much awaited season 6 of the fantasy drama will premier on 24 April.

HBO announced the premier dates on Thursday at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, reported Variety.

While no details regarding the plot for the upcoming episodes of the fantasy series are revealed, a teaser released in 2015 suggests that it will address the season five cliffhanger that left fans speculating whether Kit Harington's Jon Snow was alive.

The season also marks the return of Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark, who has not been seen since season four.


Game of Thrones. Image Credit: Official Facebook page

Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven and Freddie Stroma as Dickon Tarly, the brother of John Bradley's Samwell, are the new additions to the cast.

Ian McShane will also star in the upcoming season. His character details are not out yet.

The Game of Thrones season five finale brought the show's largest audience ever, averaging 8.11 million viewers. The series went on to win the Emmy Award for best drama.

Meanwhile, HBO is also in final talks to sign the deal for another two-season renewal of the popular fantasy drama Game of Thrones.

HBO programming president Michael Lombardo made the revelations to a set of reporters during Television Critics Association's winter press tour, said The Hollywood Reporter.

The renewal would be for seasons seven and eight.

It will be the second time that the fantasy drama, based on the books by George RR Martin, has scored the dual order. In 2014, the network renewed the Emmy-winning drama for seasons five and six.

A formal announcement is expected to come soon.

With inputs from PTI 

Updated Date: Jan 08, 2016 12:03:03 IST