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Fourth series of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' to air in April

10 January

The highly anticipated, ten-episode fourth season of HBO’s epic drama 'Game of Thrones' will return to Sky Atlantic HD on Monday 7 April at 9pm, less than 24 hours after it returns in the US.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling book series 'A Song of Ice and Fire', the Golden Globe® and Emmy®-winning drama chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom.

The series was filmed in Titanic Studios in Belfast, the Linen Mill Film Studios in Banbridge, plus various locations around Northern Ireland such as the Mourne Mountains, Shane’s Castle and Cairncastle.

Many of the cast will return including Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jack Gleeson, Alfie Allen, Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie and Charles Dance.

A wealth of new talent will also join the cast, including Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), Joel Fry (Trollied, Plebs), Roger Ashton-Griffiths (Gangs of New York), Indira Varma (What Remains, Luther) and Pedro Pascal (Homeland, The Good Wife), who will play Prince Oberyn Martell aka The Red Viper.

Learn more about Game of Thrones filming locations in Northern Ireland.

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