GAME OF THRONES Season 5 returns on April 13 to the Philippines on HBO same time as the US

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As a build-up to GAME OF THRONES’ April 13 world premiere, HBO Asia brings to Manila a life-sized replica of the Iron Throne, as seen in the series. April 8 to 10 at Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, the GAME OF THRONES Iron Throne will be on display for fans to experience and photograph. Make sure to watch out for more news on new locations of the throne. Fans are encouraged to post pictures of themselves on the Iron Throne on Facebook and tag HBO Asia with the hashtag #HBOAsiaGOTS5 #IronThronePh for a chance to win a miniature Iron Throne for themselves.

The highly anticipated Emmy and Golden Globe-winning GAME OF THRONES returns to the Philippines same time as the U.S. for its new ten-episode fifth season – this Monday, April 13 at 9am on HBO, with a same day encore at 9pm. New episodes debut weekly at the same time. The series will also be available on HBO GO on the same day.

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Ms. Tessa Prieto Valdes

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HBO Asia’s exclusive advanced screening held and advance screening of the first episode of Last night (April 8), invited were selected members of the media, along with fans of the series. This group in the Philippines was the first in Asia to watch the new episode of GAME OF THRONES, days ahead of its worldwide broadcast.

“GAME OF THRONES is the first of our many HBO Original series to premiere in Asia the same time as the U.S., and the first television series to debut worldwide in over 170 countries simultaneously,” said Angela Poh, HBO Asia’s Manager of Communications. “We’re so pleased bring this opportunity for our fans in the Philippines to experience the Iron Throne live. The series is such a huge global phenomenon and we know what a huge hit it is in the Philippines.”

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, GAME OF THRONES tells an epic story of treachery and nobility set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years, and only the lust for power is eternal.

Game of Thrones Season 5: Trailer #2

New cast members for the fifth season include: Jonathan Pryce (the High Sparrow), Alexander Siddig (Doran Martell), DeObia Oparei (Areo Hotah), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand), Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (Tyene Sand), Jessica Henwick (Nym Sand), Nell Tiger Free (Myrcella Baratheon) and Toby Sebastian (Trystane Martell).

Episode S501: The Wars to Come

Premieres same time as the U.S.: Monday, April 13, 9am on HBO

Primetime encores on HBO: April 13 (9pm) and April 15 (10.50pm).

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Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) adjust to a world without Tywin. Varys (Conleth Hill) reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion (Peter Dinklage). Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) faces a new threat to her rule. Jon (Kit Harington) is caught between two kings.

Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.

Episode S502: The House of Black and White

Premieres same time as the U.S.: Monday, April 20, 9am on HBO

Primetime encores on HBO: April 20 (9pm) and April 22 (10.55pm).

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Arya (Maisie Williams) arrives in Braavos. Pod (Daniel Portman) and Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter’s safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) seeks revenge for Oberyn’s death. Stannis (Stephen Dillane) tempts Jon. An advisor tempts Daenerys.

Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.

Episode S503: High Sparrow

Premieres same time as the U.S.: Monday, April 27, 9am on HBO

Primetime encores on HBO: April 27 (9pm) and April 29 (10.50pm).

In King’s Landing, Queen Margaery (Natalie Dormer) enjoys her new husband. Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis.

Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.

Among the critical praise for the fourth season, the Los Angeles Times called GAME OF THRONES “the Best Television Show Ever,” adding that “no other series comes close,” and “television just doesn’t get any better than this,” while Newsday hailed the series as “still TV’s best,” awarding the show an A+. The Hollywood Reporter observed, “The consistency of excellence in GAME OF THRONES is truly something to behold,” and the San Francisco Chronicle described it as “great and addictive.”

 

About GAME OF THRONES

In Aug. 2014, GAME OF THRONES received four Emmys, for Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary or Fantasy Series (Single-Camera); Outstanding Costumes for a Series; Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special; and Outstanding Special and Visual Effects.

In Sept. 2013, the show received two Emmys, including Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.

In Sept. 2012, the show received six Emmys, tied for the most of any program, including Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Costumes for a Series, Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.

In Sept. 2011, the show received two Emmys, for Outstanding Main Title Design and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Peter Dinklage, who also received a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin; producers, Chris Newman, Greg Spence, Lisa McAtackney and Bryan Cogman.

Join the conversation: #HBOAsiaGOTS5  #IronThronePH

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GAME OF THRONES Season 5 returns on April 13 to the Philippines on HBO same time as the US

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