'Game of Thrones' Season Five Trailer: Bring on the Dragons

New teaser for the HBO show hints at upcoming action, bloodshed and fire-breathing mayhem

"Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell — they're all just spokes in a wheel." Daenerys Targaryen's words open the action-packed second trailer of Game of Thrones Season Five with a promise to burn down the houses, one by one. While the first teaser for the upcoming episodes underlined the fact that "Justice has a price," this new clip previews the swordplay and bloodshed to come. Dragons, fire, glimpses of various battles and the sight of throats being slit flash by; apparently, winter is still coming for Jon Snow. 

The trailer was revealed at today's "Spring Forward" Apple Event, where HBO unveiled its new streaming service, HBO Now, and the clip can be downloaded in full on iTunes.

The network previously announced that Season Five will premiere April 12th. The new season will feature a dozen new characters, including the High Sparrow (played by Brazil actor Jonathan Pryce) and Doran Martell (played by Alexander Siddig). But a trio of familiar faces – Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead) and helpers Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick) and Hodor (Kristian Nairn) – will not be involved in the new episodes.

After Nairn accidentally revealed the news last September, Game of Thrones showrunner David Benioff later explained that the characters' absence will be essential to the show's narrative.