You might want to stay off Twitter on Monday April 13th. That's because the premiere of season five of 'Game of Thrones' will have aired in certain parts of the world, yet us Brits will have to wait until that evening to see it. Spoiler alert!
On April 12th, the premiere will be simulcast on HBO Asia, HBO Europe, HBO Latin America, HBO Netherlands and HBO Nordic, to name but a few. But Sky confirmed that it will go ahead with its premiere on Monday, April 13th at 9pm.
Worse, all 10 episodes will be simulcast on Sunday night. Every week, British viewers will have to wait until the following evening to catch up. Winter is indeed coming.
Sky took part in the simulcast for the premiere last year. A spokesperson said it wanted British viewers to enjoy the show together, rather than splitting the audience. To be fair, it would be even harder to avoid spoilers if half the office had stayed up late to watch it.
As it stands, only those in the UK willing to use illegal means will be able to watch the show on April 12th.
Season five will differ from the plot of the books, according to George RR Martin, the author of the novels on which the series is based. We should see some major characters killed off too.