Game of Thrones to be shown on the 18th of April on Sky Atlantic

At last a  respected source gives us a respectable date. The gaurdian has confiirmed that game of thrones will be first shown  in the UK on the 18th of April one day after the US airings.

Sky Atlantic will begin broadcasting Game of Thrones, the fantasy drama based on George RR Martin’s novels, on 18 April – the day after its US premiere on HBO.

The drama focuses on the struggle for power between competing factions in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of the mythical continent of Westeros – a time and place “reminiscent of medieval Europe” – with a cast including Sean Bean, Lena Headey, Mark Addy, Aidan Gillen, Charles Dance and Iain Glen.

Game of Thrones is based on Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, with four published and more in the pipeline.

It has been adapted for TV by David Benioff and DB Weiss. Benioff said no one had ever done fantasy “the HBO way, where the focus is on character and psychology rather than spectacle”.

Stuart Murphy, Sky Atlantic director of programmes, added: “We know our customers’ anticipation for the series has reached fever pitch, so we wanted to ensure they could see the show as close to its US broadcast as humanly possible. The series is a true spectacle that will surprise and captivate audiences, and it’s a huge testament to HBO’s bravura film-making that they continue to subvert the genres we know and love, this time in the fantasy genre.”

As we thought it was gouing tobe shortly after the americna date, but I am made up that its going to be within 24 hours  of the american date. No info on time as yet but I am sure that will come.

Anyway the source article and more comment to come

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/feb/21/sky-atlantic-game-of-thrones