‘Game of Thrones’ returns on April 1

HBO also sets preems of 'Girls,' 'Veep,' 'Game Change'

HBO has set April 1 as the date for the 10-episode second-season premiere of ”Game of Thrones.”

Fantasy drama was a huge ratings winner for the pay cabler in its debut last year, as well as a massive profit center for the net since HBO produces the series as well. In addition to be a domestic hit, ”Thrones” drew millions of viewers around the world.

Other premiere dates announced by the cabler include the Lena Dunham comedy series ”Girls” to debut April 15, Julia Louis-Dreyfus laffer ”Veep” a week later on Apirl 22 and two-hour telepic ”Game Change,” with Ed Harris as Sen. John McCain and Julianne Moore as Gov. Sarah Palin, will debut March 10.