The premiere date for Game of Thrones Season 6 has finally been revealed

Although we knew that the insanely popular Game of Thrones would be returning to our TV screens in April, but now we know the exact date the show's sixth season will be premiering; Sunday, April 24. The news was officially announced at the Television Critics Association press tour and has since been confirmed by the show's Twitter account.

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The big question everyone wants answered is of course whether Kit Harington's Jon Snow is still alive, and the character has featured heavily in the marketing materials for the upcoming season. There's plenty to look forward to elsewhere too; Ian McShane and Max Von Sydow have been added to the cast, and there are plenty of intriguing story threads to pick up with including the significant threat of the whitewalkers and Tyrion's alliance with Daenerys. April can't get here soon enough!

Season 6 of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO on April 24, 2016.

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Amon Warmann

Amon is a contributing editor and columnist for Empire magazine, but is also a Film and TV writer for GamesRadar+, Total Film, and others. He has also written for NME, Composer Mag, and more, along with being a film critic for TalkSport. He is also the co-host of the Fade to Black Podcast, and a video mashup creator. Can also do a pretty good Bane impersonation.