HBO has confirmed that the new seasons of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep will debut back-to-back on Sunday, April 24, starting at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Game of Thrones begins its ten-episode sixth season Sunday, April 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). Based on the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The ensemble cast for the fifth season included Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Executive producers, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.
Silicon Valley returns for its ten-episode third season Sunday, April 24 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). The Emmy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, the series stars Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy Ouyang. Mike Judge, Alec Berg, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally executive produce. The series was created by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky.
Veep launches its ten-episode fifth season Sunday, April 24 (10:30-11:00 p.m.). This Emmy-nominated series stars Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as former Vice President Selina Meyer, who became president after her predecessor stepped down. The cast also includes Emmy winner Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Reid Scott, Matt Walsh, Timothy Simons, Sufe Bradshaw, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson and Hugh Laurie. David Mandel, Frank Rich, Christopher Godsick, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Lewis Morton executive produce.
Very little is known about Game of Thrones Season 6 yet, but we do know one thing for sure: George R.R. Martin's new book The Winds of Winter won't be published until after this season debuts. The author and his publishers haven't announced an exact date of publication yet, so we'll have to wait and see. Fans were left with several burning questions after Game of Thrones Season 5, most notably, the fate of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), which will surely be addressed when the show debuts in just a few months time.
Fans will be introduced to several new characters this season, including Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven, Ian McShane in an unspecified role and Pilou Asbæk, who has been rumored to be playing Euron Greyjoy, the uncle of Alfie Allen's Theon Greyjoy. Richard E. Grant and Essie Davis are portraying members of a theater troupe who are putting on a play about famous figures in Westeros, with James Faulkner, Samantha Spiro and Rebecca Benson portraying the father, mother and sister of Samwell Tarly (John Bradley). Most recently, we reported that Spartacus: Vengeance star Joseph Naufahu has come aboard, rumored to be playing a Dothraki warrior. Are you already counting down the days until Game of Thrones returns?