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'Game of Thrones' premiere to be simulcast in UK

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Good news for fans of Game of Thrones who happen to live across the pond. If you just can't wait a moment longer to see the premiere as it airs and are ok with making it a very late night, you'll be able to catch the season four opener when it is simulcast alongside the US premiere on April 6.

According to Deadline on Thursday, since the HBO premiere is set for 9 p.m., the simulcast will actually air Monday, April 7 at 2 a.m. on Britain's Sky Atlantic HD. This is the first time in the run of Game of Thrones that an episode has been simulcast somewhere else.

As the UK's Mirror jokes, however, fans will still be able to catch it at a normal time if they "don't want to turn up at work the next morning looking like a wight." The premiere will also be shown in its usual time slot at 9 p.m. on Monday and be available on demand, so the special airing provides an opportunity to experience the beginning of season four right when American viewers do.

Sky Atlantic has simulcast other highly-anticipated shows along with their US debuts in the past, such as the conclusions to Lost (2010) and Fringe (2013).

Here's the official synopsis for the premiere, entitled "Two Swords":

Tyrion welcomes a guest to King’s Landing. At Castle Black, Jon Snow finds himself unwelcome. Dany is pointed to Meereen, the mother of all slave cities. Arya runs into an old friend.

Speaking of episode titles, on Friday yet another episode title for season four was announced. HBO updated its schedule to reveal that seventh episode of the season will be called "Mockingbird."


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