Game of Thrones has always been great about releasing just the right amount of footage to keep fans excited before it premieres each year, and Season 5 has been no exception. Today, iTunes released a trailer for the new season, and it’s filled with fighting, intrigue and one of the most rousing speeches we’ve ever gotten from Daenerys. Check it out, below.



The latest trailer starts with Dany, who is discussing major families such as Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, and Tyrell, calling each household a spoke on a wheel. She however, doesn’t want to be a spoke on the wheel. Instead, she says she’s “going to break the wheel”--pretty powerful stuff. Much of the rest is familiar footage. In fact, we’ve already seen a lengthy trailer illuminating Tyrion and Arya’s separate journeys and giving us our first glimpses at the fighting in the Dragon Pits. A lot of the spectacular-looking shots are similar to the first trailer, but what I find so remarkable and compelling about this trailer is Dany’s attitude. She’s shown that she is a tough cookie in the past, but here she is showing focus and resolute thinking, and I can’t wait to see where that takes her on her journey.

Apple was able to be a part of the launch of the newest trailer, thanks to the company’s new partnership with HBO. The subscription streaming channel has signed on with HBO for the company’s latest endeavor, HBO Now, a new standalone subscription streaming service. Fortunately, HBO Now will drop in time for HBO’s big Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere. Today, it was announced that Apple will partner with HBO to launch HBO Now next month, and the trailer was just a little bonus benefit we got due to the partnership.

During Season 5, a lot of our favorite characters are returning (along with a lot more we love to hate). In addition, Game of Thrones has added a slew of brand new names and faces to the roster. The new season will be spending more time in Braavos and in Dorne, and the latter location will feature Areo Hotah, Doran Martell and Oberyn’s bastard daughters, known collectively as the Sand Snakes.

If you haven’t been able to enjoy Game of Thrones during its first run in the past, you’ll be able to access HBO Now via an app on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or through Apple TV for $14.99 a month. HBO will also be offering a 30-day trial for free for customers who sign up in April, similar to the deal Amazon Prime has offered.

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