In the real world April means springtime and showers. In HBO time, it means winter is coming. In the land of Westeros, summers often span decades, but winters… winters can last a lifetime.

The Clash of Kings (Season 2) started a war that may last so long those who were but children are now primed to bring a rousing close to what was started by nefarious adults. Season 5 is based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice.

In this latest trailer, released this week by HBO, Daenerys Targaryen, expounds on her promise to “break the wheel.”

If you’ve seen it once, watch again because once is hardly enough!

April 4th at 9pm on HBO can’t arrive fast enough for avid GOT fans and is probably the most anticipated season premiere since that second season. With only 10 episodes a year, there’s no chance of getting tired and we have to say good bye to our favorites heroes, heroines and evil-doers before we’re had a chance to exhale.

HBO also announced, in partnership with Apple, the unveiling of its standalone streaming service: HBO Now. Beginning in April, all of its programming will be available for streaming; including movies, documentaries, specials and, of course, Game of Thrones. An HBO subscription service will also be available specifically for Apple consumers.


The HBO Now launch

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TVolution Founder and Managing Editor DARWYN CARSON completed a six-year stint as Managing Editor of Leonard Maltin’s Annual Movie Guide in 2015. She has been covering film since her early association with entertainment journalist Michael Symanski at She also covered film and restaurant news in her column Carson’s Corner for a variety of social publications. Her articles have appeared on Zap2It, Indiewire, and, of course, The TVolution. Follow Darwyn @bnoirlikeme. Follow The TVolution @thetvolution. Please Like The TVolution on Facebook.

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