Spring is right around the corner … but “winter is coming.” Fans of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” are anxiously waiting for the Season 5 premiere on April 12. It’s been months since viewers stood at the Wall alongside Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and watched Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) flee King’s Landing, but in a few weeks the drama will pick right back up.
Season 5 will resume following the jaw dropping events in the Season 4 finale. When we last left off, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) was forced to chain up her dragons. Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) arrived at the Wall to help the Night’s Watch fight the White Walkers, and Tyrion killed his father, Tywin (Charles Dance), before escaping on a ship headed towards Essos. Meanwhile, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) was also on a ship – but hers bound for Braavos.
The cast of the hit series reunited at the Tower of London for the Season 5 world premiere of “Game of Thrones” Wednesday night. The location was perfect for the deadly, and often gruesome, show. A large tourist attraction, the Tower of London has its own frightening history. According to the History Channel, the tower became a prison during the Tudor period, and was home to numerous beheadings and executions.
Fortunately everyone kept their head at the event. Sky, the UK network that airs “Game of Thrones,” reportedly took two weeks to build up an elaborate set for the premiere. The Guardian reports that additions to the Tower of London included bonfires, holograms of dragons, speakers “constantly booming” the well-known theme song, and of course, the Iron Throne.
The premiere episode is called “The Wars to Come” and will air on HBO on April 12. Check out photos from the Tower of London event below: