New Game of Thrones, new Game of Thrones, OH MY GOSH, it’s new Game of Thrones!
In case that first line didn’t tip y’all off, we’ve got approximately .5 seconds (OK, maybe more like a full 5 seconds) of actual, real-life, honest to goodness, not-from-The-Sight footage from the fifth season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. And also some highlights from Veep, the upcoming Westworld, and more. So basically: it’s a very exciting time to be alive.
You’ll find a bunch of new clips–including our first look at Hugh Laurie in Veep–sandwiched in between a year-in-review of HBO’s 2014 programming and promos for many new series heading to the it’s-not-TV network next year.
While we’re largely uninitiated into the world of Michael Crichton’s sci-fi thriller, the footage from Westworld does look spookily terrifying and exciting in a way that feels vastly different from anything the network has ever done before.
And of course, there’s also that that sweet, sweet, brand spankin’ new footage of Tyrion Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Arya Stark, and Jon Snow. Winter is coming, etc!
The new footage starts at the 1:37 mark for everyone interested.
So, there’s not much to go off of here, but it’s far more satisfying than anything we’ve seen released thus far. Perhaps most exciting is Tyrion’s new undercover outfit, proving that he’s—at least thus far—survived his new, on-the-run life away from King’s Landing. And of course there’s also Arya, looking to be landing somewhere in Braavos after her trek across the Narrow Sea.
Also interesting? The sight of Jon Snow with the—spoilers, kids!—young lad who killed poor Ygritte last season. And we’d be remiss not to mention an anxious-looking Cersei who started off the whole affair.
What do you think it all means? How excited are you for the show’s return? Let’s bug out about it in the comments together.