The cover of the famous Bowie tune, Heroes, spreads its familiar narrative of kings, queens, and, of course, heroes through the intriguing new Game of Thrones trailer, which was released over the weekend. This two-minute peak into GOT‘s 5th season reveals the same themes of intrigue, violence, sex, and conquest that have become pillars of HBO’s popular series.
So, for those of us who haven’t dug into the literary version of the epic, what can we learn from the latest look at the new season?
Sansa Stark appears to be setting out on a quest to avenge her cursed family, with the sometimes villainous, always devious Littlefinger whispering in her ear. Arya, one of Sansa’s few remaining blood relatives, looks ready to begin her own search for bloodlust to restore honor to the Stark name, though we’re only given a glimpse towards the end as Arya raises her slender sword, Needle.
Meanwhile, Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons, appears to be gaining a pair of allies in Varys the Spider and Tyrion Lanister, as Varys speaks of helping to set a woman on the throne — or is he talking about Sansa?
And where is Bran, with his powerful mind-controlling magic? What about Jon Snow, and the siege of the wall by the White Walkers? So much to ponder, and so much left unrevealed. But then again, that’s the beauty of a great trailer.
We’re definitely ready for April 12 to arrive so we can begin to unravel this season’s riddles. Until then, it’s always fun to hypothesize what we may get a glimpse of next.