Eager fans flocked to Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide this morning at 03:00 to find out if Jon Snow remains dead in the 6th season premiere of the popular fantasy drama series Game of Thrones that M-Net Edge broadcast at the same time as the new season made its debut on HBO in America.
White Walkers, Khaleesi's and other characters (sadly, or luckily no dragons) from the hugely popular fantasy drama series made their appearance as throngs of fans queued for seats in the early hours of Monday morning to see the first episode that will be broadcast on M-Net Edge (DStv 102) on Thursday 28 April at 21:00.
M-Net and Ster-Kinekor created a great fan experience with flame artists, cosplay characters and even a harpist as attendees indulged in free snacks, coffee and Play energy drinks.
MultiChoice is also making Game of Thrones episodes of the 6th season once again available instantly after broadcast on the DStv Catch Up service, similar to what it did for the 5th season. M-Net also added the new companion talk show, After the Thrones to the M-Net Edge schedule.
While fans enjoyed the live Game of Thrones screening, Capetonians were ready to get their swords out when the DStv decoder decided to hibernate a few minutes after 03:00 and shut down with groans from the cinema audience.
The episode resumed within a few minutes when the DStv decoder was switched back on (and a "White Walker" won a DStv Explora as Best Dressed character).
Viewers left out a collective gasp at the end of the first new episode with a shocking and unexpected revelation about the Melisandre character.