It has been a long, long wait for Game of Thrones fans since Season 4 ended in June, but solace is at the Wall, so to speak. The most-watched series in HBO history returns for its fifth season on April 12, and this might be the bloodiest and most ruthless yet for a series drenched in blood and viciousness. With Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister on the run from King’s Landing over the seas, this also is the season when many of GoT‘s threads start to be tied together – tightly.
As my video review above says, this season of the David Benioff- and D.B. Weiss-EP’d series based on George R.R. Martin’s books has all the intrigue, betrayal, dragons, new and old gods, visions in the fire, swords, sex and death that we’ve come to expect. But it also has some new additions, such as the wonderful Jonathan Pryce as the royally emboldened High Sparrow, a very significant promotion on the Northern border of the Seven Kingdoms and Queens in various lands fighting for and to hold on to power.
Based on Martin’s A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons books, Season 5 of Game Of Thrones runs for 10 episodes. And, with a Season 5 and Season 6 announced back in early April last year, there will be more.