We’re hitting he midseason breaking point for most television shows on the air and in the case of some shows like Sons of Anarchy, we’re reaching the end of the season. But while shows are breaking or ending, some of the most anticipated shows have yet to premiere.
Specifically, we’re talking about the hit HBO series Game of Thrones which has been slaying the ratings the way it slays it’s own characters. Recently it was announced that Game of Thrones season 4 has wrapped shooting and isn’t expected to hit any delays between now and it’s premiere date.
First off, the “Game of Thrones” season 4 premiere is set for late spring, as is traditional. We would all certainly all like it earlier, but that’s tricky: as of the end of November, production on season 4 wasn’t even finished yet. In fact, the Belfast-based main production was still busy setting up fire-breathing trucks, the movie magic equivalent of fire-breathing dragons. Tough to air season 4 without fire-breathing dragons, believe you me!
Thankfully, HBO has officially confirmed – and, more importantly, Charles Dance (Tywin) has confirmed – that the “Game of Thrones” season 4 premiere will be spring. No push-backs on a tentpole like this, which means they should be wrapping production in another month or two. Figure two to three months of post-production (editing, special effects) and we should be good to go.
So when will Game of Thrones be coming back to HBO with the new fourth season? No official calendar date has been given but we can expect it back towards the end of March or beginning of April.