‘Game of Thrones’ Special to Air in February 2015
HBO is adding a Game of Thrones special this coming February.
Titled Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life, the special is expected to be a preview of Game of Thrones Season 5, in much the same way last year’s 15-minute Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing previewed Season 4. The special will air on February 8 at 7:30 PM ET, representing a significant departure from last year’s special, which got a significant lead-in from True Detective. It looks like this one will either have to sink or swim on its own. Of course, being a Game of Thrones special, I don’t think HBO has a whole lot to worry about when it comes to drawing eyeballs to its programming (whether legally or otherwise).
Granted, it’s all just speculation at this point, but the scheduling of this special suggests to experts that HBO might duplicate last year’s release strategy, with a premiere trailer showing up in mid-to-late January, followed by this special, and culminating in a premiere in the first week of April. Here’s hoping, anyway.
Now, if only we could get some word on The Winds of Winter.