UPDATED, Friday 2:30 p.m.: Following the leak of the “Game of Thrones” Season 5 trailer, HBO has officially released the clip on the show’s Facebook page. Enjoy the sanctioned version below.
Happy Friday, “Game of Thrones” fans — a trailer for Season 5 has leaked online.
The YouTube video appears to have been shot from inside an IMAX theatre where screenings of the last two episode of Season 4, followed by the new trailer, began on Thursday.
– King Tommen Baratheon (Dean-Charles Chapman) mourning at his dead grandfather’s (Charles Dance) side.
– Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) hitting the beach face first.
– Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish (Aidan Gillen) clutching onto Sansa and urging her to “avenge them.”
– Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) enjoying several sinister moments, including one in which she says, “That little monster is out there somewhere drawing breath.”
– Arya standing before two doors — one black, one white (wink to the book readers)
– Lord Varys (Conleth Hill) telling Tyrion that Westeros needs a leader loved by millions “with the right family name”; to which Tyrion replies, “Good luck finding him,”; Varys: “Who said anything about ‘him’?”
– Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) vowing to “break the wheel.”
– Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg), Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and other popular characters who populate the series.
– New characters the Sand Snakes being fiercely sexy and sexily fierce.
– Mother of Dragon’s black-scaled pet Drogon all grown up with a fire in his belly.
The IMAX experience is running through Feb. 5, while the fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels returns to HBO on April 12.