One of the hottest shows on television finally has a premiere date for its latest season.
Game of Thrones will have its season six debut on HBO April 24 at 9 p.m. ET. The announcement was made at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour. The premieres of Silicon Valley and Veep are expected to follow Game of Thrones that Sunday night.
The show is based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, and the sixth season will reportedly be “revealing important plot developments currently unpublished by Martin,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Whether you’re a fan of the series of novels, or the show itself, you will finally have the answers to the questions you have been waiting for. Of course, it’s been less frustrating if you only watch the show, considering you’ve only been waiting six months. Readers of the novels have been waiting for a new book from Martin since 2011’s A Dance With Dragons. What is he doing, watching the show? Meanwhile, the show is forging ahead without the novels drawing up the blueprint.
On top of the sixth season, Entertainment Weekly reports that HBO president Michael Lombardo announced the network is in talks to produce a seventh and eighth season. So just in case you might have been worried that you had to really soak in what may have been the final season, fear not. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss previously discussed ending the show after at least eight seasons, which Lombardo said was also his preference. (An eighth season would also require the cast to be inked to new deals, as the actors are only signed through seven seasons.)
But for now, you have season six to look forward to and that’s just a few more months away. Get those reruns started soon to prepare and hold you over through the winter.