James Hibberd
July 30, 2015 AT 12:00 PM EDT

If you’re waiting for Game of Thrones to come to home video to watch season 5, your wait just got a whole lot shorter. 

For the first time, HBO is releasing a season of Thrones for digital HD download—complete with bonus features—months before the season is released on physical Blu-ray and DVD. 

Game of Thrones: The Complete Fifth Season is coming next month, on Aug. 31. The Blu-ray and DVD release is set for March 15, 2016. Normally the digital and DVD versions are released at the same time each spring, shortly before the new season begins. 

Extras include “An Introduction to Dorne,” “Poisons of Westeros,” “A Day in the Life,” “The Weapons of Dorne” and others. Thrones season 5 was nominated for 24 Emmy nominations, including best drama series. 

UPDATE: Huge Game of Thrones news from the show’s TCA panel: Eight seasons—at least—promised by HBO’s programming president. 

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