'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Premiere Date Revealed

The hit returns April 12
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It's almost time to head back to Westeros.

Game of Thrones season five will premiere April 12, HBO announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

The new season of the HBO hit has already announced an expanded cast, including a slew of family members of Prince Oberyn, who was played by Pedro Pascal in season four. Its main cast also goes into the season with rich deals that have them signed through season seven (should their characters live that long).

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Fans who can't wait until April can also catch the final two episodes of Game of Thrones season four on select Imax screens for one week beginning Jan. 23.