‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Sets April Premiere With ‘Veep’ and ‘Silicon Valley’
It seems like only a few short weeks ago, Game of Thrones sent fans into a panic with speculation that Season 6 might end up scheduled for May 2016, rather than its usual April slot, but rest easy. Not only has the landmark year for HBO’s high fantasy been set for an official April bow, but so too have fellow power-players Veep Season 5 and Silicon Valley Season 3.
Per HBO’s official announcement ahead of the TCA press tour presentation, all three will bow on Sunday, April 24; Game of Thrones Season 6 kicking off the night, followed by the eggheads at Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley, and Selina Meyer’s second year in office beyond the title of Veep. April 24 marks a (slightly) later premiere for the trio, following the February scheduling of Martin Scorsese rock drama Vinyl:
So confirmeth Game of Thrones:
Elsewhere of Game of Thrones Season 6, screen legend Max von Sydow has been cast as the mysterious Three-Eyed Raven to a returning Bran, while Deadwood alum Ian McShane will also appear in a limited, mysterious role, joining Richard E. Grant and The Babadook star Essie Davis as theatre troup players, four notable actors as the Tarly family, Melanie Liburd as a new Red Priestess, and Borgen star Pilou Asbæk as fan-favorite Euron Greyjoy. Apart from a list of directors, Of Monsters and Men will put in a cameo, and story logistics seemingly confirm scenes set at The Wall next year, presumably to explain this giant spoiler.
We won’t have The Winds of Winter for any heads-up on the Game of Thrones Season 6 premiere, but check out the teasers below, and stay tuned for April 24!