To Stream Live on Facebook March 23, 6:00pm PST/9:00pm EST
Game of Thrones Facebook & Instagram Presence Comes to Life on the Red Carpet Through Cast Interviews, Video Presentations & Fan Participation
New York, N.Y. — For the second year in a row, HBO® will give Game of Thrones fans the opportunity to experience all the red carpet action during the season five premiere event. On Monday, March 23, dozens of Game of Thrones cast members will gather at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco to celebrate the upcoming season and the sizzling excitement will be featured live exclusively on Facebook.
Fans will be able to participate in the real-time social media experience by submitting questions to the cast via Facebook (Facebook.com/GameofThrones) and Instagram (@GameofThrones), which will be answered by cast members from the red carpet from 6pm-7pm PST (9:00pm–10:00pm EST). The live event, hosted by media personality Veronica Belmont and Mara Raphael from “The Daily Share” on HLN, will be streamed via the Facebook page and fans can follow along with #GoTPremiereSF.
Cast members scheduled to attend the premiere include Alfie Allen, Ian Beattie, Dean-Charles Chapman, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Peter Dinklage, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Gillen, Conleth Hill, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Michiel Huisman, Michael McElhatton, Hannah Murray, Iwan Rheon, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, Maisie Williams, and more. In addition to answering questions from fans, the cast will also stop by the Instagram photo studio and pose for fun pictures with the Game of Thrones Funko figures.
One hundred super fans from the Bay Area will be chosen to participate in the red carpet “Fanzone” which provides perfect viewing access to cast members and other celebrities as they arrive. They will also attend the screening and receive a VIP gift bag featuring a USB loaded with the album “Catch the Throne: The Mix Tape Volume 2.”
Additionally, screens along the carpet will feature a Game of Thrones Facebook “Year in Review” showcasing the most resonant content from the show’s Facebook page from 2014 to the present along with best in class Game of Thrones Instagram and Facebook postings from fans. A few lucky fans who shared photos of themselves with their Game of Thrones Funko on Instagram will also be featured during the livestream.
Immediately following the red carpet coverage at 7pm PST (10:00pm EST), Facebook viewers will be treated to a never-before-seen behind-the-scenes video featuring footage from the new season.
Season five of the Emmy®-, Golden Globe®- and Peabody®-winning series Game of Thrones premieres on HBO on Sunday, April 12th at 9:00pm.