First of all, in case anyone is suspicious after we tricked you all last year, THIS IS NOT AN APRIL FOOLS’ PRANK!
Now that that’s cleared up, we’re delighted to announce that all HBO subscribers can completely immerse themselves in Westeros and Essos this coming weekend. As the fourth season premieres on Sunday, HBO has kindly decided to air nothing but Game of Thrones on HBO2 over the weekend, in two consecutive 3-season marathons. Here’s the official word:
Beginning on Friday, April 4 at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT, HBO2 will reign when all three previous seasons (10 episodes each) of the epic series are played back-to-back, twice, for 60 straight hours. The final play of Season 3, episode 10, will end at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, April 6, just in time for the Season 4 premiere on the HBO main channel at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Just in case you didn’t catch that…there’s a 60 hour Thrones marathon starting on Friday, and running right up until the very minute Season 4 premieres! But that’s not all:
In addition, HBO.com will launch the all-new Game of Thrones Viewer’s Guide, the ultimate online companion – delivering exclusive content for every episode of the series, now on every platform including tablet and mobile.
Amplifying the action on the screen, the Game of Thrones Viewer’s Guide’s fully responsive design features all-new interactive maps of Westeros and Essos, with three levels of zoom, along with character bios from every season, an up-to-date “Guide to the Houses” and shareable episodic content.
The new Viewer’s Guide also includes episodic videos that delve deeper into the story, including an “Inside the Episode” feature with series creators/executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; “Interviews” with cast members providing reactions to pivotal moments in the season’s arc, with context from author George R.R. Martin; and video featurettes that allow the Game of Thrones crew to pull back the curtain on how the show’s look is achieved, with intricate details and photography from the set, including costumes, locations, props and armor.
This is amazing news for Game of Thrones fans across the realm. We can’t wait for the new season to kick off.
Season 4 premieres this Sunday, April 6th, at 9pm ET. Don’t forget to check out the new Viewer’s Guide after each new episode!