Winter Is Coming: HBO sure is doing everything they can to get people excited for this show. Which is a good thing. They know how big this can be. Looking forward to getting our first look at all of these great moments and scenes. Although this tease is going to make the two week wait until the full premiere almost unbearable!
UPDATE: HBO confirms that this is an error on HBO Canada’s part. Both HBO and HBO Canada will only air one episode on April 17th. The listing has since been corrected on HBOCanada.com.
Or maybe our first bit of dialogue between Daenerys and Viserys? Well your wait just got two weeks shorter as HBO has announced that they will air a sneak peek of the first episode of Game of Thrones on April 3rd at 9 PM. From what I have heard, this sneak peek will cover roughly the first 15 minutes of the premiere (a revised press release confirms this). It will be available online at HBO.com immediately after airing! Here is a snippet of the (revised) press release from HBO:
HBO will present – for the first time – a sneak peek of the first 15 minutes of the first episode of a new series when GAME OF THRONES EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW debuts SUNDAY, APRIL 3 at 9:00 p. m. (ET/PT). Following this one-time-only play, GAME OF THRONES EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW will be available immediately on hbo.com and HBO Go, and will be available on HBO On Demand beginning Monday, April 4.
The HBO presentation of GAME OF THRONES EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW will be followed by the debut of Part Three of the HBO Miniseries presentation MILDRED PIERCE at 9:15 p. m. (ET/PT).
According to HBO Canada’s site, it sounds like April 17th will bring us not one, but TWO episodes of Game of Thrones. The site, which is restricted to Canadians only, Game of thrones dvd says “Don’t miss the special 2 episode premiere on April 17th at 9 PM ET/MT. ” Screen shot provided courtesy of @schmeis.
Winter Is Coming: Well this is a surprise. I don’t think HBO Canada was supposed to mention this yet as we have heard nothing from HBO about it. But if HBO Canada is going to do it, HBO in the US will certainly do it as well. No way they would let HBO Canada air an episode before them. And it does make sense as True Blood will likely premiere in June so doubling up Thrones on the first week will allow HBO to fit it in.