09/01/2015 10:30 GMT | Updated 23/01/2015 09:59 GMT

Game Of Thrones Season 5 Will Be Here In April

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Author and co-executive producer George R. R. Martin attends HBO's "Game of Thrones" fourth season premiere at Avery Fisher Hall on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

US TV company HBO has finally announced the eagerly awaited release date for 'Game Of Thrones' season five.

The newest installment of the hit show will be gracing American television screens on 12 April.


In the past, the show has broadcast in the UK one day after the initial US premiere, so we can hope to get our GoT fix on 13 April.

HBO's 'Veep' and 'Silicon Valley' will also return on the same day, for their fourth and second seasons respectively.

What can we expect from Season 5? (NO spoilers)

Aside from lots and lots of bloodshed, there's a few things we know for certain.

There'll be a lot of new characters, as storylines from the vastly unpopular 'A Feast For Crows' book by George R. R. Martin are folded in.

We can also expect to see the coastal region of Dorne make an appearance, as well as five new Dornish characters (if a leaked casting call can be believed).

Speculation also suggests Tyrion Lannister might be sporting a new look, or may go into hiding after he was forced to flee King's Landing.