We’ve known for some time that Game of Thrones’ second series would begin in April but we can now confirm that date to be none other than April Fools day, 2012! That is to say, Game of Thrones Season 2 will air on April 1st, 2012. You can’t ask for a sooner date in April than that, Game of Thrones fans!
We hope those of you trying to read Clash of Kings before the season premiere are able to finish your gigantic tomes by April 1st. Remember not to spoil anything for those choosing to wait and only watch the series. They’ll come around to reading the novels eventually.
It’s finally official; set your DVRs to record HBO on 4/1/2012 at 9PM PST/EST. While you wait feel free to read a few Winter is Coming this spring; and the cold winds are rising.
And before anyone says it – no this won’t be the cruelest April fools joke of all time – even the card-carrying sadist George RR Martin wouldn’t do that to us! Take a look at our HBO Premiere Schedule for a handy countdown to the release!