Foxtel will broadcast the hit television series, Game of Thrones at the same time as the US with the worldwide phenomenon – which is in its 5th season, set to air at 9am WST on Monday April 13th.
After the shocking deaths of Joffrey, Tywin, Oberyn and Shae in season 4, the 5th season of the fantasy drama features some of the most explosive scenes yet, as the promise that “winter is coming” becomes more ominous than ever before.
Starting season 5 with a power vacuum that protagonists across Westeros and Essos look to fill. At Castle Black, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) struggles to balance the demands of the Night’s Watch with those of newly-arrived Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), who styles himself the rightful king of Westeros.
Meanwhile, Cersei (Lena Headey) scrabbles to hold on to power in King’s Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow (introducing Jonathan Pryce), while Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) embarks on a secret mission.
Across the Narrow Sea, Arya (Maisie Williams) seeks an old friend while a fugitive Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) finds a new cause. And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires some hard sacrifices.
Expected to simulcast across more than 170 countries and territories across the globe, Game of Thrones season 5 will screen on the following networks: HBO Asia, HBO Canada, HBO Europe, HBO Latin America, HBO Netherlands, HBO Nordic, “Home of HBO” services such as: Africa/M-Net, Belgium(Flemish)/Telenet, France/Orange, Iceland/365 Media, Israel/DBS, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, Sky New Zealand, Belgium(French)/Betv, Greece/Intervision, Russia/Amedia and Spain/DTS.
In Australia, Game of Thrones season 5 will screen Monday, April 13th at 9am WST with an encore at 5.30pm only on showcase (and then at 7.30pm WST on showcase+2).