You’re probably still recovering from Season 3′s ‘Red Wedding’ but Sky Atlantic HD have announced that Game of Thrones will return to the channel on Monday 7th April at 9pm. The best news for UK viewers is that we will have less than 24 hours to wait after it airs in the US.
The fourth season of HBO’s drama epic will run for ten episodes. Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series A Song of Ice and Fire, the Golden Globe and Emmy-winning drama chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom.
Created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game of Thrones redefined the fantasy genre when it launched back in April 2011, and has since garnered much critical acclaim and a raft of awards recognition, including the BAFTA TV Audience Award, ten Primetime Emmys, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild awards.
Many of the cast will return including Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jack Gleeson, Alfie Allen, Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie and Charles Dance.
A wealth of new talent will also join the cast, including Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Joel Fry (Trollied, Plebs), Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Gangs of New York), Indira Varma (What Remains, Luther) and Pedro Pascal (Homeland, The Good Wife), who will play Prince Oberyn Martell aka The Red Viper.
Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead), Alex Graves (The Newsroom, Fringe) and Neil Marshall (Season 2’s Battle of Blackwater episode) are among the directors for the fourth season. George R.R. Martin will also return to write an episode.
Game of Thrones returns on Monday 7th April at 9pm on Sky Atlantic HD and Sky Atlantic +1 – available exclusively to Sky TV customers and contract free on NOW TV with the NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass.
Check out the first Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer for a sneak peek at the next series.