“Game of Thrones” season four will be coming earlier than expected for 7,000 of its fans as the premiere will be screened at the Cushman & Wakefield Theatre at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 20, HBO announced Tuesday.
According to a press release, the network will reportedly host “The Epic Fan Experience” on a stadium-sized screen that will also include “show costumes and props displays from the acclaimed traveling exhibition, photo ops on the Iron Throne and other special surprises.”
Zach Enterlin, senior vice president of Advertising and Promotion at HBO, said: “To create an event that matches the excitement of the viewers and the epic scale of this series, we knew we had to do something special. A fan screening of this size, at a venue like Barclays Center, feels like the perfect way to celebrate the new season of Game of Thrones.”
The tickets will be sold online Thursday for $15, with the earnings going to charity.
The new season is expected to bring out the second half of “A Storm of Swords,” the third book in George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. The first half of the book formed the third season of the show, which came to an end with the murder of three main characters in the “Red Wedding” episode.
According to reports, Martin has contributed as a writer for the new season’s second installment.
Last month, HBO released a 15-minute trailer for the upcoming season, featuring the arrival of a new character, Oberyn Martell, the strong relationship that has been developing between Tyrion Lannister and his sister, Cersei, and Daenerys Targaryen figuring out her role as a leader as she sits atop her own throne.
"Some of the most shocking and mind-blowing scenes of the entire series come at the end of this season. There are some very bloody confrontations,” David Benioff, executive producer, writer and director of the series, reportedly said.
“Game of Thrones” season four premieres Sunday, April 6 on HBO.