HBO confirms debut date for Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep
MIAMI - HBO has announced the return of three critically acclaimed original series – Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep – each premiering new seasons back-to-back on Sunday, April 12th in the Caribbean, simultaneously with the United States.
Game of Thrones comes back with a vengeance in its ten-episode fifth season. Based on George R.R. Martin’s popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” – which chronicles an epic struggle for power in the vast and violent kingdom of Westeros – the fantasy series has attracted fans worldwide and obtained various prestigious nominations and awards, including Emmys® and Golden Globes.
In the season four finale, viewers witnessed the bloody aftermath of an unexpected arrival north of the Wall, while Daenerys Targaryen was forced to face harsh realities and make a difficult decision about her dragons. Bran gained deeper insight into his destiny, and Arya finally paved her own way towards freedom. Tyrion learned a harsh truth, resulting in Tywin and Shae meeting their shocking fates. Complex new characters are incorporated into the storyline this season, including the brother and children of the late Prince Oberyn Martell.
Following the Game of Thrones premiere, Silicon Valley returns for its ten-episode second season. Mike Judge brings his irreverent brand of humor to HBO in this Emmy®- and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series, taking a look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. Last season, the crew of tech startup Pied Piper was thrown for a loop after an impressive presentation by rival Gavin Belson at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. As Jared tried to pivot the company, Richard was inspired to make big changes at the last minute.
Continuing on a comedic note, the Emmy®-nominated series Veep debuts a ten-episode fourth season immediately after Silicon Valley. Created by Armando Iannucci, Veep stars Emmy® winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as former senator Selina Meyer, who became vice president only to find the job was nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about. At the end of season three, Selina and her staff discussed how to make her more “folksy” and juggled her multiple official obligations and campaign appearances in the days before the New Hampshire primary.
Game of Thrones: Cast includes Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Executive producers David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.
Silicon Valley: Cast includes Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross and Jimmy O. Yang, with guest stars Ben Feldman, Chris Diamantopoulos and Alice Wetterlund. Created by Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, who also serve as executive producers along with Alec Berg, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally.
Veep: Cast includes Emmy® winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Emmy® winner Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy C. Simons, Sufe Bradshaw and Kevin Dunn. Created by Armando Iannucci, who executive produces along with Christopher Godsick and Frank Rich.