Along with several million other people I am eagerly awaiting the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 5 next month. And while I typically don’t go in for stunt reel stuff or any kind of behind-the-scenes action before I see something (for some reason I just prefer to watch the show and then delve into supplements later), this video released by HBO features some new footage and new faces and I think it’s worth a look. Stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam certainly seems to have his hands full.
Here’s the synopsis for Game of Thrones Season 5:
Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is struggling to balance the demands of the Night’s Watch with those of the newly arrived Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), who styles himself the rightful king of Westeros. Meanwhile, Cersei (Lena Headey) scrambles to hold on to power in King’s Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow, while Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) embarks on a secret mission. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya (Maisie Williams) seeks an old friend and a fugitive Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) finds a new cause. And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires hard sacrifices.
Game of Thrones Season 5 premieres April 12th on HBO at 9 p.m.