‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Premiere Date Set

TCA 2016: April premiere will be followed on HBO by Season 3 of “Silicon Valley” and Season 5 of “Veep”

“Game of Thrones” Season 6 will premiere on Sunday, April 24, HBO announced Thursday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

The George R.R. Martin adaptation will air at 9 p.m. ET, and be followed by the Season 3 premiere of “Silicon Valley” and Season 5 premiere of “Veep.”

Season 6 of “Game of Thrones” should finally answer the question, “Is Jon Snow really dead?” as well as welcome back Bran Star (Isaac Hempstead Wright), who was absent from Season 5 as the character underwent training with the Three-Eyed Raven.

The return of the youngest Stark son could be a game-charger for loyal followers of the family, and mark a revenge plot line against the Lannisters considering that it was Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) who crippled Bran by pushing him off a tower.

“Silicon Valley,” starring Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Zach Woods and Josh Brener, is created and executive produced by Mike Judge (“Office Space”), with Alec Berg, Tom Lassally, Michael Rotenberg, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky and Scott Rudin also executive producing. The series is produced by Judgemental Films Inc. in association with 3 Arts Entertainment.

When “Veep” — which stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as (President?) Selina Meyer — returns for its fifth season, it will do so without series creator Armando Iannucci, who is departing the show after four seasons. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” alum David Mandel will serve as the new showrunner for “Veep.”