“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 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.