‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Teases ‘The Wars to Come’ in First Episode Synopses
Game of Thrones remains on the cusp of its most exciting, book-divergent season yet, though April 12 still seems a lifetime away for the Season 5 premiere. No longer, as the first full episode descriptions of the new year have arrived, along with a video sneak peek at some of the snakelike new characters!
You’re warned of some minor spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 5, but it seems Arya won’t have long to wait before finding “The House of Black and White,” while Tyrion and Varys will have a lot of conspiring to do in the first three weeks, HBO has released the first three episode descriptions of the new year, which while light on action, utilize some telling language (Queen Margaery “enjoys” her new husband?):
Episode #41: “The Wars to Come”: Cersei and Jaime adjust to a world without Tywin. Varys reveals a conspiracy to Tyrion. Dany faces a new threat to her rule. Jon is caught between two kings. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.)
Episode #42: “The House of Black and White”: Arya arrives in Braavos. Pod and Brienne run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter’s safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn’s death. Stannis tempts Jon. An adviser tempts Dany. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Michael Slovis.)
Episode #43: “High Sparrow”: In Braavos, Arya sees the Many-Faced God. In King’s Landing, Queen Margaery enjoys her new husband. Tyrion and Varys walk the Long Bridge of Volantis. (Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.)
Elsewhere of Game of Thrones Season 5 (already renewed for 6, with the cast signed through 7), we know of multiple returning, confirmed absent, and new characters cast, confirming the show’s trip to Spain. The story will draw heavily from George R.R. Martin’s fourth and fifth novels, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, while HBO has also provided a list of directors, as well as insight into which literary stories may not make the transition to film.
In addition to the Game of Thrones Season 5 photos and full trailer (with our beat-by-beat breakdown) below, we’ve also included a new behind-the-scenes video introducing the Sand Snakes of Dorne and their weaponry, so keep counting down to the April 12 premiere!