Here we are again at that time of the year when HBO finally starts giving us promo material for the new season of Game of Thrones. We got exclusive trailer yesterday, that was showed after the screening of final two season 4 episodes at IMAX theaters. In the trailer we get flashes of the past and present including our first look at Dorne and Daznak's Pit.
The music is terrific cover of David Bowie's 'Heroes' by TV on the Radio. Also here are 18 photos from upcoming season.
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Beyond the Wall:
Wilding village and another heroic expedition by Jon. This is probably the footage from Hardhome scenes.
Littlefinger to Sansa "There is no justice in this world. Not unless we make it. Avenge them.”
Jaime and Bronn getting their asses kicked by Sand Snakes in Dorne
Stannis standing in front of pyre; Melisandre burning someone. Are they doing the whole Mance subplot in the show?
The wedding of Margaery and Tommen
The sand snakes accompanied by Ellaria, Nymeria is whipping a barrel out of someone's head
Varys and Tyrion during their travels,
Varys:“I believe that men of talent will have a part to play in the war to come.”
Tyrion: “I will never sit on the Iron throne.”
Varys:“You could help another climb those steps and take that seat.”
Tyrion:“I don’t think I’m ready for what I deserve.”
Cersei leaving the Sept, Jaime standing next to Tywin's body, Brienne's voicover: "Nothing is more hateful than failing to protect the one you love" most likely referring to Jaime losing his hand
Jorah fighting someone in the pit
Random shots of Cersei and Jaime in a bad mood
Unidentified person next to map with Bolton pieces, can it be Stannis? Or Yara?
Jaime and Bronn in Dorne, Jaime on his way to talk to someone, probably Doran
Cersei receiving a package from Dorne - snake with a necklace, perhaps Myrcella's?
Mayhem in Meereen
Reek looking terrible
Obligatory brothel scene I assume featuring either Jaime or Tyrion
Dany observing the fighting in the pit, Dany being escorted, Dany and Missandei being defended by what looks like Jorah, Daario and the Unsullied inside Daznak’s pit (episode 9, probably)
Melisandre providing the nudity, could it be in a scene with Jon?
Arya in front of the House of Black and White; Arya picking up The Needle
Sansa in a bathtub looking miserable, there is some speculation that she could be assuming the role of Jeyne Poole. We don't really know what Sansa will be doing since the show is ahead of the books with her storyline. We do know that Littlefinger will spend some time in King's Landing this season but what of Sansa? I don't think they will be doing Jeyne Poole story at all but there is a photo of Boltons about to greet someone.
Ellaria facing off the guards
Olenna either warning or threatening someone - "They’ll never even find what’s left of you."
King's Landing; The High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) saying: “Strip away the gold, knock down the statues and this is what remains.”; Sparrows smashing barrels
Someone's hand trembling. Qyburn's experiments? Robert Strong? Reek?
Cersei perhaps visiting Qyburn?
Cersei saying to Jaime referring to Tyrion “That little monster is out there somewhere drawing breath.”
Margaery holding someone, perhaps Tommen?
Daenerys saying "I’m not going to stop the wheel. I’m going to break the wheel" in a typical dramatic fashion
Raven and what looks like a flayed corpse
Rhaegal breathing fire
Varys saying: “The seven kingdoms needs a ruler loved by millions with a powerful army and the right family name.” Tyrion replying: “Good luck finding him”. Varys answering: “Who said anything about him." and the camera not so subtly showing us Daenerys. This is all a pretty big turn from what was in the books, where there we had Aegon, another Targaryen, who Varys championed. It looks like it won't be on the show so now they have Varys, who as you remember wanted Dany dead in s1, championing Dany.
Missandai kissing Grey Worm who looks seriously dead
For the first time in the show's history we are getting a flashback. We will see a moment from Cersei's past where her and her friend hear prophecies. The one Cersei hears will shape her for entire life and will answer many things about her character to the audience. Rumor has it that this scene opens the season.
The most exciting shot of the trailer for me - Brienne and Podrick riding in hurry, passing what looks like Crossroads Inn, which would take them back to the road where they were last season. But what is the point of last season's detour where Brienne actually saw Arya in the flesh and Arya managed to escape her?
Unless Brienne is about to encounter someone who would be very mad at Brienne allowing Arya to run away....
For the love of God, I've been waiting for years. Just let her rise.
Season 5 begins on April 12th.