Game of Thrones fans who have been busy debating whether or not Jon Snow is alive or dead won’t have to speculate any further once April 24 rolls around. HBO this week announced that the sixth season of its award-winning series will debut on Sunday, April 24.

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As we highlighted a few days ago, the sixth season of the popular fantasy drama series will be based on plot points from George R.R. Martin’s book The Winds of Winter. Only problem is, the book is a bit behind schedule and won’t be released for some time, which is to say that this will mark the first time that the show will spoil the book.

“For years my readers have been ahead of the viewers,” Martin explained in a blog post last week. “This year, for some things, the reverse will be true. How you want to handle that… hey, that’s up to you.”

Not to fear, Martin has collaborated closely with series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to ensure that the book and TV show will remain closely aligned on key themes and plot developments.

And oh yeah, how could we forget; April 24 will also mark the return of two other HBO shows, Silicon Valley and Veep.

And The Golden Age of TV rages on.

A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.