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We’re headed into a brand new year, and to celebrate, HBO has put out its yearly New Year video, which looks back at 2014 before heading into footage of 2015’s new and returning shows. Which means in the video we definitely get a look at Season 5 of Game of Thrones. Check it out, below.
So, before we get into a poignant talk of all of the HBO shows we said goodbye to in 2014, let’s seriously look at these Game of Thrones moments. I’m going to go a bit into what happened during Season 4, so if you aren’t caught up on the series at this point, there will be some random spoilers. First, we get to check out some non-spoilery images of Cersei and Jon Snow, who seem to be about their usual business in King’s Landing and The Wall, respectively. But then we get this awesome look at Tyrion, who seems to have escaped the castle after committing a couple of series murders and (eek) is sporting a beard.
When last we saw Arya, she had used a special coin (given to her by Jaqen H’ghar) to buy a passage on a ship headed to Braavos. From the looks of the video, she’s landed on the shores of Braavos and no harm has come to her. Of course, those who have read the Song of Ice and Fire books know that the shores of Braavos will offer Arya a very interesting fate, indeed.
In other 2015 news, it looks like Selina Meyer got a haircut, the girls in Girls are still busy acting youthful, and True Detective is definitely returning in 2015. We also get some glimpses at new shows like Togetherness, which we’ve already seen a bit of footage from, and the brink. We also get our first good look at the Westworld TV reboot, which is pretty incredible, considering the drama just got picked up to series last month. I would say you can’t go wrong with sci fi and cowboys, but I have seen Cowboys & Aliens, so I’ll reserve my judgment until Westworld airs. For now, check out this totally western-oriented image.
HBO has a lot of work to do in 2015 to replace the three big shows that ended in 2014. True Blood ended during the summer, and Boardwalk Empire and The Newsroom followed just a few short months later. A couple of those shows were tentpole dramas for HBO and hopefully they’ll be able to find suitable replacements.
The one thing this video is missing is premiere dates. While we know when the likes of Girls and Looking are going to hit the schedule, mum is still the word on Game of Thrones’ exact premiere date. We’ll let you know as soon as that information is available. In the meantime, take a look at everything we know so far about Game of Thrones’ upcoming fifth season.