Game of Thrones Season 5 Trailer, No Bran, Iron Island, Lady Stoneheart This Season. HBO‘s Game of Thrones: Season 5 teaser trailer entitled ‘The Sight’ has been released along with information on the absences of Brandon Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright), the Iron Islanders, and Lady Stoneheart. The trailer features previous shots involving Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and a few bits of new footage from Season 5 at the end involving a particular door. If you have read the book, you know where that door leads. Be aware – spoilers are below.
We reported earlier on this but now we have more clarification on why Bran and his companions are out:
Writer and executive producer David Benioff, who is the showrunner on the acclaimed fantasy series along with Dan Weiss, tells EW exclusively that there are a couple key reasons for the move, and both are about crafting a strong season that fits within the show’s seven-year narrative plan.
“Ideally that wouldn’t have gotten out and it’s unfortunate it did,” Benioff said. “The fact is, even though we’re making changes to the books and adapting as necessary, we’re trying to keep the various storylines the same as the books and trying to keep them roughly [chronologically] parallel. And last year we caught up to the end of Bran’s storyline [in George R.R. Martin’s most recent A Song of Ice and Fire novel, A Dance with Dragons]. So if we pushed him forward this season, then he’s way ahead of where the other characters are.”
When they get back to Bran for Season 6, he is going to look very different than the little boy from Season 1. The actor portraying him is growing.
On the Iron Islands’ plot omission for Season 5 of Game of Thrones:
While the Dorne-based subplot will be in season five, producers have previously indicated the Iron Islands subplot has been omitted.
James Hibberd goes on to say that he
… asked the producers last season if they were doing Dorne and Iron Islands in season 5. They said they were doing one of them. Later they announced they were doing Dorne.
From this, it can be theorized that Season 6 of Game of Thrones will feature (heavily) the Iron Born. If not Season 6, Season 7.
On Lady Stoneheart’s exclusion for the Season 5 and (possibly) the series in general:
“The character’s dead,” [Michelle Fairley] told EW. “She’s dead.” The outlet revealed that Michelle was told it would likely never happen, and when asked about a preference — Lady Stoneheart or no Lady Stoneheart — Michelle said, “I knew the arc, and that was it. They can’t stick to the books 100 percent. It’s impossible— they only have 10 hours per season.
“They have got to keep it dramatic and exciting, and extraneous stuff along the way gets lost in order to maintain the quality of brilliant show.”
Or like the no disclosure agreement Iwan Rheon had for portraying Ramsay Snow, what Fairley said is another incarnation of that Game of Thrones modus operandi.
Regarding the Season 5 teaser trailer, HBO is also ahead of the game and rolling out a new promo focusing on Arya Stark. Last time we saw her she was sailing off across a stretch of water. The clip points viewers to a brand new website, ThreeEyedRaven.com. Once there fans of the show can sign up via Twitter or SMS to get “visions of the future.” Season five will veer further away from George R.R. Martin’s novels than in previous seasons. “A feast for Crows” and “A Dance with Dragons” , the fourth and fifth novels, will be the main material sourced.
We previously published these Game of Thrones: Season 5 articles:
Game of Thrones: Season 4’s cast included:
Cast regulars for the fourth season of GAME OF THRONES include: Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Charles Dance, Aidan Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Alfie Allen, Jerome Flynn, Conleth Hill, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Stephen Dillane, Natalie Dormer, Iain Glen, Kristofer Hivju, Sibel Kekilli, Rose Leslie, Rory McCann, Michael McElhatton, Iwan Rheon, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Carice van Houten.
Game of Thrones: Season 4’s additional cast members included: Yuri Kolokolnikov, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Lu Corfield, Paola Dionisotti, Hoji Fortuna, Mark Gatiss, Joseph Gatt, Rupert Vansittart, Dean-Charles Chapman, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Indira Varma, Pedro Pascal, Owen Teale, Andy Beckwith, Kate Dickie, Dominic Carter, Daniel Portman, Michiel Huisman, Ed Skrein, Joel Fry, Alisdair Simpson, Daniel Rabin, Jane McGrath, Deirdre Monaghan, Saffie Jacobs, and Sarine Sofair.
Game of Thrones: Season 5’s new cast members include: Alexander Siddig, Toby Sebastian, Nell Tiger Free, DeObia Oparei, Enzo Cilenti, Jessica Henwick, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Jonathan Pryce.
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