Game Of Thrones: HBO Announces Season 4 Premiere Date

Danerys Targaryen surrounded by her court - Daario Naharis, Ser Baristan Selmy, Missadei, Ser Jorah Mormont and her dragons, 'Game of Thrones,' Season 3, Episode 310 Danerys Targaryen surrounded by her court - Daario Naharis, Ser Baristan Selmy, Missadei, Ser Jorah Mormont and her dragons, 'Game of Thrones,' Season 3, Episode 310

The battle for the Iron Throne continues this spring on HBO.

HBO has announced that fantasy series “Game of Thrones,” based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, will return for its fourth season on Sunday, April 6 at 9 PM ET/PT.

The cable network also revealed that the first official trailer for Season 4 will premiere this Sunday, January 12, before the debut of “True Detective,” a dark drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

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“There’s a hell of a lot of fight scenes. There’s a lot of blood, there’s a lot of gore. It’s more action packed then any season we’ve done so far,” Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, told Access Hollywood in fall 2013, about the next installment of the show.

Kit also hinted there are big things ahead for his character, Jon, who arrived at Castle Black at the end of Season 3 very worse for wear, bleeding profusely from the wounds he sustained after his ex – Ygritte (Rose Leslie) — shot him with three arrows after he betrayed her.

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“I’m always – in a very pessimistic way – waiting for them to drop the ball and then we got [the scripts for] Season 4 through after what I thought was a very impressive Season 3… and it’s brilliant. It’s my favorite so far,” he told Access, at the time. “I’ve got a lot to do this season.”

-- Jolie Lash

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