When Does Game of Thrones Season 5 Start? Premiere Date?

 “Game of Thrones” Season 4 ended on Sunday night, leaving many fans wondering when the show will start back up again.

Season 5 and Season 6 of HBO’s most popular show were renewed earlier this year. However, there’s been no confirmed premiere date.

It’s been speculated that the show will pick up again on Sunday, April 5, 2015, as that is consistent with previous seasons’ premiere dates.

Filming will also start up again in the fall of 2014, earlier reports this year have indicated.

Series creator George R.R. Martin, the author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series on which the show is based, suggested that the series might need more seasons.

“I wish we had more episodes,” he told the NY Times in an interview this week. “I’d love to have 13 episodes. With 13 episodes, we could include smaller scenes that we had to cut, scenes that make the story deeper and richer.”


Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, talked about his character’s development.

“The battle ends at the end of episode nine, [“The Watchers On The Wall”]. The beginning of ten carries on with the story. Jon is focused on being a leader. He’s a much colder person after this. He loses a lot of whatever warmth he had, which, let’s face it, wasn’t a lot. … At the beginning of episode ten you see a very broken man,” he said, according to Hollywood Life.

“He’s been going through heartbreak the entire season. Whether you’ve seen it or not, he’s been going through it. It all ends the only way it could end and the way he probably knew it would end. He’s not naïve. He knew there was the possibility of seeing [Ygritte] die or her seeing him die at the battle,” Harington added.

Harington said also that Ygritte would have never been capable of killing Jon Snow.

The scene where she dies “very emotional. Me and Rose … knew that was in the books. … We got the scripts, though, and the dialogue was beautiful. The way it happened was perfect, in my opinion. … Had Olly not shot the arrow, Jon would have done nothing. There’s a moment where he smiles and it’s a moment of satisfaction of seeing her.”