HBO has made multiple big announcements about Game of Thrones, including the premiere date for the season 4 trailer and the season 4 premiere date itself.

Eager fans will get their first big look at Game of Thrones season 4 on Sunday, Jan. 12 when HBO premieres the official season 4 trailer. The trailer will be fans' "first extended look at the new season and features new characters and episodic footage," according to HBO via Entertainment Weekly.

The trailer will premiere a few minutes before the premiere of the new HBO anthology series True Detective, which airs at 9 p.m.

HBO has set the Game of Thrones season 4 premiere for Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. The announced premiere dates took place during the Television Critics Association press tour.

Those who have read George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book saga on which the series was based know that season 4 will be very eventful. The writers are adapting the second half of A Storm of Swords, the third, most eventful book in the saga.

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There will be many new characters introduced in season 4, contributing to the expanding cast of characters the show already has. One of the new characters is Oberyn Martell, a.k.a. The Red Viper (Pedro Pascal), a prince who comes to King's Landing for the wedding of Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery (Natalie Dormer). Another is Mace Tyrell (Roger Ashton-Griffiths) the spirited father of Margaery and Loras (Finn Jones).

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Game of Thrones season 4 premieres Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. on HBO.