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Game of Thrones season 6 release date: HBO confirms US start, Sky Atlantic to simulcast in UK

Winter is coming, well spring, but you know what we are getting at, as HBO has revealed that Game of Thrones season 6 will arrive on April 24 in its usual 9pm slot in the US.

This falls in line with previous seasons, and puts to bed fears that the show would have to be knocked back to May to make way for other HBO dramas finishing up.

Sky Atlantic will premiere the first episode the same time as HBO, which will be 2am in the UK.

April 24 was predicted as the premiere date a few months back, as it follows the end of Scorsese's new HBO series, Vinyl.

To the surprise of no-one, HBO also renewed Game of Thrones for seasons 7 and 8.

From the poster, teaser and image we've seen so far (spoilers ahead), season 6 looks to centre on Jon Snow's resurrection and subsequent battle with Ramsay, and Bran Stark's honing of his Warg abilities.

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