New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Trailer: ‘I Am a Queen, Not a Butcher!’
Earlier today Game of Thrones Season 5 blessed our seven kingdoms with its first episode synopses, but by the old gods and the new, HBO has done one better. Watch dragons fly and cities burn in the latest full trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5, soon to be available on the new HBO NOW streaming service!
HBO released the newest Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer to coincide with its HBO NOW announcement, which looks to be available before the April 12 premiere, albeit for the moment only through Apple. We’ll deal with that grief later, because duh, new Game of Thrones trailer! There are giant dragons abound, blood, Harpies, Sparrows and intrigue flying in every direction, while it looks like Dany is losing her grip over Mereen (and Drogon)! Oh, it’s very exciting.
So reads the new season’s first episode synopses:
Episode #41: “The Wars to Come”: Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin. Varys reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion. Dany faces a new threat to her rule. Jon is caught between two kings. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.)
Episode #42: “The House of Black and White”: Arya arrives in Braavos. Pod and Brienne run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter’s safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn’s death. Stannis tempts Jon. An adviser tempts Dany. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.)
Episode #43: “High Sparrow”: In Braavos, Arya sees the Many-Faced God. In King’s Landing, Queen Margaery enjoys her new husband. Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.)
Elsewhere of Game of Thrones Season 5 (already renewed for 6, with the cast signed through 7), we know of multiple returning, confirmed absent, and new characters cast, confirming the show’s trip to Spain. The story will draw heavily from George R.R. Martin’s fourth and fifth novels, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, while HBO has also provided a list of directors, as well as insight into which literary stories may not make the transition to film.