Game of Thrones Season 5 As We Know it
Season 5 of the fantasy drama TV series, Game of Thrones was commissioned on 8 April, 2014 by HBO. The fifth season of the television series was commissioned simultaneously with the sixth season. It was the first time the HBO had commissioned two seasons of a major drama series at once. Game of Thrones Season 5 was announced following a significant increase in the popularity of the TV series between the third and the fourth season. The fifth season consists of 10 episodes in total.
Filming of the season 5 began on 18 July, 2014 and it concluded on 12 December, 2014. The premiere of Season 5 of Game of Thrones is scheduled on 12 April, 2015. Game of Thrones is the most popular TV series of HBO ever and it follows a really consistent schedule. The fifth season will debut alongside the Veep and Silicon Valley. In the coming seasons, it is most likely that the television series of Game of Thrones will speed ahead of the books of George R. R. Martin.
Season 5 of Game of Thrones is an adaptation of the fourth and fifth novels in A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin. The novels on which the season 5 will be based on are A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. The storylines of both the books run simultaneously, although they follow a different set of characters.
Neil Marshall, Alik Sakharov, Michelle Maclaren and Alex Graves will not be returning to direct the season 5 of Game of Thrones. It is the first time since the Season when none of the episodes will be directed by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. Also, the departure of Maclaren means that there shall be no female director this time around. Unlike previous seasons, George R. R. Martin will not write an episode for the fifth season. He has decided to do so because he wants to focus on the sixth novel of the book series, The Winds of the Water.
Season 5 Trailer
The official trailer of Game of Thrones season 5 was released on 30 January, 2015. A half an hour documentary named Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life was aired on February 8, 2015 on HBO. The documentary covered a day of production of the fifth season on 3 sets in Osuna, Belfast and Dubrovnik. It was covered from viewpoint of the crew members.
The footage of the trailer has shown the glimpses of fate of two characters, Tyrion and Arya. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you should not miss out on the trailer. Tyrion is seen sporting a great beard in the footage. In the trailer, there are several hints and clues that have been released. Before the Game of Thrones Season 5 is aired, it is expected that more such footage giving glimpses about the season should release.
From where shall the Season 5 start?
It is pretty obvious that the season 5 of Game of Thrones will pick up from where it left off. There are a lot of places from where the fifth season should continue. The drama should continue in the usual locations. It is likely that the King’s Landing will get lesser screen space because it lost many of its players over the previous few episodes. The season should continue in the River lands, the North, Meereen and the Vale. With so many new characters at the Wall, the place should figure much in the upcoming seasons.
Some new locations should also be there in Game of Thrones season 5. It is supported by the fact that both the characters, Tyrion and Arya were seen heading on boats across the Narrow Sea. This should mean that more time will be spent in the Free Cities of Braavos and Pentos. Braavos looks very rad in the title sequence. So, the prospect of this place is particularly exciting. There is also a place for the upcoming seasons of the Game of Thrones which was never seen before, Westeros.
There have been many deaths in the previous seasons of the Game of Thrones. Despite so many deaths, the television series has many characters who roam Westeros and Essos. Some of the main casts include:
- Peter Dinklage playing the character of Tyrion Lannister
- Emilia Clarke as Queen Daenerys Targaryen
- Natalie Dormer as Lady Margaery Tyrell
- Aidan Gillen as Lord Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish
- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau playing the character of Ser Jaime Lannister
- Carice van Houten as Melisandre
- Stephen Dillane as King Stannis Baratheon
- Maisie Williams playing the character of Arya Stark
- Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark / “Alayne”
- Alfie Allen playing the character of Theon Greyjoy / “Reek”
- Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane
- Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth
- Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton
- Hannah Murray as Gilly
- Jerome Flynn as Ser Bronn
- Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei
- Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont
- Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis
The characters who are set to return in Game of Thrones season 5 are Iain Glen as Jorah, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund, Ian McElhinney as Barristan, Hannah Murray as Gilly, Michiel Huisman as Daario, Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm, Joel Fry as Hizdahr zo Loraq, Finn Jones as Loras, Conleth Hill as Varys, Gemma Whelan as Yara, Diana Rigg as Olenna and Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Mace. Reportedly, Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran), Struan Rodger (Three eyed Raven), Ellie Kendrick (Meera), Octavia Aleaxandru (leaf) and Kristian Nairn will be cut from the fifth season.
Prediction about who will die next in Game of Thrones
In the previous seasons of the Game of Thrones, several characters have died. It is obvious that some of the characters will also die in Game of Thrones season 5. In the last season several characters, including Dontos, Joffrey, Lysa, Locke, The Mountain and The Hound died. Fans of the television series have already started predicting and speculating about the next character to die in the season 5.
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