Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.
It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lust and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men…all will play the ‘Game of Thrones.’
Based on the best selling “Song of Fire and Ice” series by George R. R. Martin.
(Settle in, it’s a long list.)
Returning starring cast
- Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister
- Lena Headey as Queen Regent Cersei Lanniste
- Emilia Clarke as Queen Daenerys Targaryen
- Kit Harington as Jon Snow
- Aidan Gillen as Lord Petyr Baelish
- Natalie Dormer as Lady Margaery Tyrell
- Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth
- Stephen Dillane as King Stannis Baratheon
- Carice van Houten as Lady Melisandre
- Alfie Allen as Reek/Theon Greyjoy
- Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark (rumored)
- Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
- Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
- John Bradley as Samwell Tarly
- Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane
- Hannah Murray as Gilly
- Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth
- Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton
- Conleth Hill as Varys
- Jerome Flynn as Bronn
- Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei
- Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis
- Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont
- Charles Dance as Lord Tywin Lannister’s corpse
Returning guest starring cast
- Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell
- Ciaran Hinds as Mance Rayder
- Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand
- Eugene Simon as Lancel Lannister
- Michael McElhatton as Lord Roose Bolton
- Ian McElhinney as Ser Barristan Selmy
- Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Lord Mace Tyrell
- Anton Lesser as Qyburn
- Julian Glover as Grand Maester Pycelle
- Owen Teale as Ser Alliser Thorne
- Mark Gatiss as Tycho Nestoris
- Daniel Portman as Podrick Payne
- Dean-Charles Chapman as King Tommen Baratheon
- Ian Beattie as Ser Meryn Trant
- Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm
- Joel Fry as Hizdahr zo Loraq
- Finn Jones as Ser Loras Tyrell
- Kerry Ingram as Princess Shireen Baratheon
- Ben Crompton as Eddison Tollett
- Paul Bentley as the High Septon
- Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as Ser Gregor Clegane
- Octavia Alexandru as Leaf
- Gary Oliver as Ternesio Terys
- Elisabeth Webster as Lady Walda Bolton
- Brian Fortune as Othell Yarwyck
- Charlotte Hope as Myranda
- Will Tudor as Olyvar
- Brenock O’Connor as Olly
- Sarine Sofair as Lhara
New major cast
- Alexander Siddig as Prince Doran Martell.
- Toby Sebastian as Prince Trystane Martell.
- Nell Tiger Free as Princess Myrcella Baratheon. (recast)
- DeObia Oparei as Areo Hotah.
- Enzo Cilenti as Yezzan zo Qaggaz.
- Jessica Henwick as Nymeria Sand.
- Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Tyene Sand.
- Keisha Castle-Hughes as Obara Sand.
- Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow.
- J.J. Murphy as Ser Denys Mallister.
- Michael Condron as Bowen Marsh.
- Hannah Waddingham as Septa Unella.
- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Malko.
Season 5 consists of ten episodes. Filming began in July 2014 and will run late into the year on locations in Ireland, Spain, Croatia, and Iceland. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss return as executive producers and showrunners for both season five and six, having signed a new two-year contract with HBO in early 2014.
Season 5 will mostly be based on the fourth and fifth novels of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. The two novels take place simultaneously alongside one another following different storylines.
This season is expected to premiere in April 2015 on HBO.