HBO Announces the 2nd Season Premiere of Game of Thrones

Game of ThronesHBO has officially announced the return date of Game of Thrones (based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books), one of the best shows on TV in my opinion. Game of Thrones‘ season 2 premiere will be on Sunday, April 1st (9:00-10:00 p.m.). The 10 episode second season will feature returning Game of Thrones cast members Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emmy® winner Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey and Kit Harington.

The network’s also announced HBO Films’ Game Change, starring Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson and Ed Harris, will air on Saturday, March 10th (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). Game Change, per HBO, “follows John McCain’s (Harris) 2008 presidential campaign, from his selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (Moore) as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election. Harrelson portrays Steve Schmidt, McCain’s senior campaign strategist.”

Game Change is based on the book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann and was directed by Jay Roach from a script by Danny Strong.

HBO also revealed plans to launch Girls, the network’s new comedy series starring Lena Dunham and executive produced by Judd Apatow, on Sunday, April 15th (10:30-11:00 p.m.). The 10 episode season “looks at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s.”

Veep, the comedy series created by Armando Iannucci and starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, will debut on Sunday, April 22nd (10:00-10:30 p.m.). The eight episode show finds Louis-Dreyfus playing former Senator Selina Meyer who “becomes vice president, only to discover the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about.”

Veep also features Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Matt Walsh, Reid Scott, Timothy C. Simons and Sufe Bradshaw.

Source: HBO, January 13, 2012 – Posted by Rebecca Murray