If you happen to think that the television schedule has been a little bland of recent times, then prepare yourself for an absolute overload of excitement. Following immediately after the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, HBO took the opportunity to announce that the wait for Game of Thrones: Season 6 is finally over. Well, the wait to actually find out the date when it will premiere is finally over. Game of Thrones fans can now mentally prepare themselves for the arrival of Season 6, which will air in all its gory glory on Sunday, April 24th.

As is usually the case in today’s modern, connected world, HBO took the opportunity to officially announce the Season 6 premiere date via its official Twitter account. That announcement took the form of a very simple tweet with an image embedded within it simply containing the date “4.24.16”. Sometimes simple imagery is all that’s needed to raise the excitement levels amongst those who are true hardcore fans of the iconic series. The Game of Thrones tweet was also accompanied by the #GoTSeason6 hashtag to give some indication of what the date imagery was referring to.

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As you might expect, HBO is keeping entirely silent on any plot lines that may accompany Game of Thrones: Season 6, but that doesn’t mean that hardcore fans don’t already know a little bit about what to expect when it airs this coming April. A previously released small trailer for the upcoming season has already suggested that it will almost immediately address the Season 5 cliffhanger that sent social media wild with speculation over whether or not Jon Snow, played  by Kit Harrington, was still alive or not. The new season will also welcome the return of Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark, a character that has been out of the Game of Thrones limelight ever since his disappearance at the end of Season 4.


Other known cast additions include the appearance of Ian McShane, whose character details are currently unknown, as is just how important he will be to the storyline. Max von Sydow will be thrust into the Game of Thrones limelight as the Three-Eyed Raven, as will actor Freddie Stroma who will play Sawmill’s brother, Dickon Tarly. New and old characters alike, a new plot line, and now an official release date. Get ready to go wild in April.

(source: HBO [Twitter])

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