Lannister. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. Four of the key governing houses within George R.R. Martin’s fantastical realm of Westeros, but for would-be queen Daenerys Targaryen, the figures are mere obstacles in her path to the Iron Throne. At least, that’s the battle mentality outlined in this newly-released trailer for Game of Thrones season 5, which debuted during today’s Apple event.
Orbiting around the events found in Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, the fifth season will pick up directly where last year’s stint left us. With Tyrion now on the run and the remainder of the Stark family scattered to the wind, we’re excited to see how each respective character arc pans out, not to mention the Khalessi’s dragons, which are no longer smoke-puffing babies.
HBO recently struck up a deal with Apple to ensure that the network’s HBO Now app is available on Apple TV, as the company continues in its push to cable-free entertainment. We learned recently that the service will go live in tandem with season 5’s launch date on April 12, where it will be priced at $15.
Game of Thrones season 5 will continue the power-mongering saga of Westeros when it premieres on April 12.
Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne continues. It stretches from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues, to the vast and savage eastern lands, where a young queen raises an army. All the while, in the frozen north, an 800-foot wall of ice precariously protects the war-ravaged kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men…all play the ‘Game of Thrones.’
An original series based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series. Winter returns to HBO in Spring 2015.