It’s the news all GoT fans have been waiting for for months – Game of Thrones season 5 has been given an official release date for both the UK and US. Sky Atlantic will broadcast the first episode of the new season on Monday April 13, just one day after it’s airing in the US.
Adapted from George R.R. Martin‘s best-selling fantasy series, Game of Thrones has quickly become the most popular TV series in the world, gathering millions of viewers every week in the UK alone, with it’s detailed, complex and unquestionably gruesome storylines.
Despite it’s popularity, Game of Thrones and it’s predominantly British cast, have seen somewhat of a slump in awards representation recently, with the fantasy series’ cast failing to receive a single nomination at this years prestigious Golden Globe awards – surprising to say the least considering it’s outstanding cast including the likes of Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke.
Regardless of it’s awards snub this year, there’s no doubt that Game of Thrones is going to continue it’s TV dominance this year as it sets to push the boundaries of sex, violence, and epic storylines.
Season 5 aires in the UK on Monday, April 13 at 10pm on Sky Atlantic. View the season promo below.