Season 6 is coming … in spring. HBO has set dates for the return of “Game of Thrones” along with its comedies “Silicon Valley” and “Veep.” Two films, “Confirmation” and “All the Way,” will also debut in the spring.
“Game of Thrones” will begin its sixth season at 9 p.m. ET/PT Sunday, April 24. That’s a little bit later than in past years; last season premiered April 12, and others have debuted on the first Sunday of April or last Sunday in March. “Silicon Valley” follows at 10 that night, with “Veep” set for 10:30.
Later-than-usual date or not, “Game of Thrones” will still beat the sixth volume of George R.R. Martin’s book series, “The Winds of Winter.”
“Confirmation,” about the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings in 1991, will premiere in April (a specific date isn’t set). Wendell Pierce (“The Wire,” “Treme”) plays Thomas and Kerry Washington (“Scandal”) plays Anita Hill, the law professor who accused Thomas of sexual harassment.
“All the Way” is based on the play about President Lyndon Johnson. “Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston will reprise his role as Johnson from the play; Jay Roach (“Recount,” “Game Change”) directs.