- Season 4 of HBO's GAME OF THRONES premieres Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m.
ET/MT on HBO Canada -
- Viewers can watch a behind the scenes teaser entitled Game of Thrones: A Foreshadowing now on HBOCanada.com -
- In advance of the Season 4 premiere subscribers can catch up on Season
3 of GAME OF THRONES on TMN GO, Shaw Go Movie Central app, and Telus Optik on the go -
"From its portentous but rarely pretentious dialogue to its thrilling
locations...to stylized, classical background music to a cast that
includes a retinue of young, relative unknowns together with film
veterans, GAME OF THRONES stands apart. GAME OF THRONES is big-picture
epic for the small screen." - Alex Strachan, Postmedia News
"Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss continue to manage what was
thought to be unmanageable - wrestling the scale of Martin's 1,000-page
tomes into a television series that doesn't require maps and genealogy
charts to follow." - Scott Stinson, The National Post
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TORONTO, March 7, 2014 /CNW/ - HBO Canada presents the highly
anticipated Season 4 debut of HBO's Emmy®-and Golden Globe® Award-winning series GAME OF THRONES, premiering Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. ET/MT, day-and-date with HBO in the U.S. Following last season's Red Wedding
massacre, the new season introduces a plethora of compelling storylines
that will play out to their inevitable, and bloody, conclusions. With
an average audience of over one million viewers, the third season of GAME OF THRONES broke all viewership records for The Movie Network and Movie Central,
making it the most-watched series in Canadian pay television history.
HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of Bell Media's The Movie Network
(Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western
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Click HERE for a sneak peak of the new season of GAME OF THRONES.
In Season 4 of GAME OF THRONES, after the Stark and Tully families are besieged, the Lannisters hold
on to the Iron Throne but can they survive with new and ongoing threats
from the north, south, and east? While an unbowed Stannis Baratheon
(Stephen Dillane) continues to rebuild his army in Dragonstone, a more
immediate danger comes from the south, as Oberyn Martell (Pedro
Pascal), the Lannister-loathing "Red Viper of Dorne," arrives at King's
Landing to attend Joffrey's (Jack Gleeson) wedding to Margaery Tyrell
(Natalie Dormer), and perhaps act on an ulterior agenda. In the north,
a depleted Night's Watch seems overmatched against the inexorable Wall
advances of Mance Rayder's (Ciaran Hinds) army of wildlings, which in
turn is being trailed by an even more formidable foe: the undead White
Walkers. As if that weren't enough, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke),
accompanied by her menacing trio of dragons and army of Unsullied, is
poised to liberate Meereen, the largest city in Slaver's Bay, which
could ultimately provide her with enough ships to sail to Westeros and
reclaim the Iron Throne.
Returning series regulars on GAME OF THRONES this season include: Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister); Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister); Lena Headey
(Cersei Lannister); Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen); Charles Dance
(Tywin Lannister); Aidan Gillen (Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish); Jack
Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon); Kit Harington (Jon Snow); Diana Rigg (Lady
Olenna Tyrell); Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark); Maisie Williams (Arya Stark); Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark); Alfie Allen (Theon
Greyjoy); Jerome Flynn (Bronn); Conleth Hill (Varys); John Bradley
(Samwell Tarly); Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth); Liam
Cunningham (Davos Seaworth); Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon);
Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell); Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont); Kristofer
Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane); Sibel Kekilli (Shae); Rose Leslie
(Ygritte); Rory McCann (Sandor "The Hound" Clegane); Michael McElhatton
(Roose Bolton); Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow); Carice van Houten
(Melisandre); Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm); Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen
Reed); Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei); Ciaran Hinds (Mance Rayder); Finn
Jones (Loras Tyrell); Ellie Kendrick (Meera Reed); Kristian Nairn
(Hodor); and Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy).
New cast members for the fourth season include: Pedro Pascal (GRACELAND)
as Oberyn Martell; Indira Varma (WHAT REMAINS) as Ellaria Sand Oberyn's
paramour; Roger Ashton-Griffiths (The Brothers Grimm) as Lord Mace Tyrell; Michiel Huisman (TREME) as Daario Naharis, a mercenary
ally to Daenerys; Yuri Kolokolnikov (Intimate Parts) as Styr, a wildlings chief; and Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (Zon 261) as Ser Gregor Clegane, a.k.a. "The Mountain".
All new HBO programming premieres day-and-date with HBO in the U.S. The
splendour of Westeros comes to Canada when HBO's GAME OF THRONES®: The Exhibition returns to Toronto`s TIFF Bell Lightbox May 14 - 18 and
premieres in Vancouver at the Pacific National Exhibition August 16 -
September 1 (closed August 18 & 25).
In Eastern Canada, episodes are available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand.
In Western Canada, episodes will be available in High Definition on HBO
Canada HD, on the go with the Shaw Go Movie Central app, Telus Optik TV
and Bell TV Online and HBO Canada On Demand.
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About HBO Canada:
HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO's current slate of signature dramatic
and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen
programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events,
behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO's extensive library - all
in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is offered in
high definition on HBO Canada HD and programming is accessible on TMN
GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. In Eastern Canada, HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is
part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications
company. In Western Canada, HBO Canada is offered by Corus
Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada).
About Movie Central:
Movie Central is owned by Corus Entertainment Inc. (CJR.B), a
Canadian-based media and entertainment company. Corus is a market
leader in specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay
television, television broadcasting, children's book publishing and
children's animation. Experience Corus on the web at www.corusent.com.
- HBO Canada -
Source: BBM Canada, Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 based on BBM
Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters.
SOURCE: HBO CANADA
For further information:
For The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Jessica Charbonneau, 416.956.8638 or email@example.com
For Movie Central (Western Canada):
Owen McCorquodale, 416.479.6068 or owen.McCorquodale@corusent.com