Hurrah! Good news if you're a Game of Thrones fan - you won't have to wait quite as long as you first thought for a fix of new(ish) material.

HBO will air a special episode on February 8th called 'Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life', according to fan site Winter is Coming.

The episode is expected to be a behind-the-scenes preview of the forthcoming fifth season of the fantasy epic, similar to 'Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing', which was aired before the fourth season began earlier this year.

It has also been revealed that Game of Thrones is officially the most pirated show of 2014.

The fifth season will premiere in April, with an exact date TBC.