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'Game of Thrones' fifth season gets April premiere date

The announcement follows the revelation that the last two episodes of the series' fourth season will be shown at select IMAX theaters from Jan. 23 through the 29.

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Veronica Linares
Game of Thrones. Photo courtesy of HBO/UPI
Game of Thrones. Photo courtesy of HBO/UPI

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Game of Thrones fans will be happy to learn that winter is coming in April this year.

The acclaimed HBO show revealed on Twitter Friday that its fifth season will premiere on the small screen on April 12.

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The announcement comes days after HBO announced the last two episodes of the series' fourth season and an exclusive preview from the upcoming season will be shown at select IMAX theaters from Jan. 23 through the 29.

The fourth season of GOT saw several of the show's main characters closing old chapters -- Daenerys Targaryen chains her dragons after learning one of them killed a man's young daughter -- while others begin new ones -- Arya Stark is shown boarding a ship headed to Braavos.

The upcoming season will be based in George R.R. Martin's A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, the fourth and fifth books in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. The show unveiled the first teaser trailer for the season in November.

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