Whoo! HBO has posted a trailer for season five of Game of Thrones on the show’s official Facebook page, and you can watch it below. The season premieres on Sunday, April 12th.
Along with this good news, though, there’s some bad news for fans of the books – The Winds of Winter is definitely, for sure not being published this year. And that means that it’s also definite that the TV series will end before the books do. Now, I don’t think that this is the huge devastating shock that some outlets are making it out to be – did anyone really think that Martin would write and publish the book following The Winds of Winter in a year? – but it’s an interesting situation, and I’m curious to see how it all plays out.
According to an Entertainment Weekly exclusive, British actor and writer Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, Doctor Who) has been cast in season four of Game of Thrones. Who will he be playing? Well, that hasn’t been revealed yet. Any guesses, book fans?
The press onslaught continues, so time for another Game of Thrones link roundup! As always, feel free to put anything I may have missed in the comments. And a caution: Some of these definitely have book spoilers, so read at your own risk!
There’s been a ton of Game of Thrones content appearing this week and I know it can get overwhelming, but I really suggest fans take the time to watch this featurette “Inside the Wildlings,” about the construction of the civilization beyond the wall. It features George R.R. Martin, the cast, the producers, and key people like the costume, hair, and weapons supervisors shedding some light on key aspects of the wildlings, and the way they tie the larger plot elements in to minute, careful decisions about clothes, structures, and more is really fascinating.
This video from HBO doesn’t have much footage or anything, but it got me even more excited for the new season of Game of Thrones. It features George R.R. Martin as well as most of the cast on the red carpet of the season three premiere, talking about what they love about the show and teasing what’s coming up in season three. Enjoy!
The Game of Thrones-related links are still rolling in, so let’s catch up on some that have popped up since my last roundup. As always, feel free to put anything I may have missed in the comments. And a caution: Some of these definitely have book spoilers, so read at your own risk!