Game of Thrones Season 6 gets UK air date
James R | On 09, Jan 2016
Game of Thrones has got a confirmed UK release date for Season 6: Monday 25th April.
HBO’s fantasy epic, based on George RR Martin’s novels, has been the most anticipated TV event of every year since, well, it first started – but this year, it’s more so than ever, as nobody knows whether a certain character whose name rhymes with Gone Slow will return.
The show will air at 9pm on Sky Atlantic, as per usual, but will judging by the bloody poster for Season 6, will Kit Harington make an appearance?
With the TV show essentially caught up with the books, we really do have no idea what’s going to happen.
What we do know is this: Game of Thrones will continue for at least a seventh and an eighth season. And we know that the show will be available to watch online for non-Sky customers through NOW.
The VOD service gives non-Sky customers streaming access to Sky’s biggest and best TV channels, including Sky 1 (Arrow and The Flash) and FOX (The Walking Dead). That means you can stream Game of Thrones Season 6 live, legally, along with other shows, for £6.99 a month. Each episode will be available on-demand post-broadcast – given that Game of Thrones will air first at 2am every Monday, that means you can catch-up with the programme on NOW on Monday morning with your breakfast.
Need a refresh before Game of Thrones returns? Previous seasons of the show will be added to NOW and Sky On Demand (and re-broadcast on Sky Atlantic) ahead of Season 6. At the moment Season 1 is available for binge-viewing, with others available on pay-per-view platforms – see our guide to where you can watch Game of Thrones online. In the meantime, you can read our Season 5 reviews here – or read on for that trailer: