When does Game of Thrones Season 5 start? - All you need to know

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This article contains spoilers. Only read on if you have watched seasons 1-4 of Game of Thrones in their entirety.

The wait is nearly over, with season five of HBO’s epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones debuting in the US on Sunday April 12 and in the UK the following day.

For British viewers, Sky Atlantic will be showing the latest goings on at Kings Landing and the North, along with some new locations not yet seen on screen but familiar to those who have read George R.R. Martin’s novels on which the show is based.

At the end of season four, Arya Stark was setting sale for Braavos while Tyrion Lannister and Varys jumped on a boat of their own, after the former finally did what we had all been hoping he would do for some time and killed his father Tywin.

Meanwhile over at The Eyrie, Arya’s sister Sansa dyed her hair and went all femme fatale while Petyr Baelish was moved to silence – a rare occurrence when you consider his wandering accent has delivered some of the show’s most memorable monologues.

With events at The Wall taking a turn following Stannis Barratheon’s arrival in the nick of time, saving Jon Snow from what looked like a suicide mission, the fifth season of this great show is set to be as fascinating as ever.

Game of Thrones Season 5 starts in the USA on HBO on Sunday April 12 and in the UK on Sky Atlantic on Monday April 13.