You know that "wheel" that Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) was threatening to break in the first trailer for Game of Thrones season five? That wasn't just some idle threat...she's finally going to get her revenge this season!
The HBO hit series from George R. R. Martin's bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire novels just debuted another jam-packed, epic trailer for the upcoming season, and it's giving fans a closer look at just what exactly Dany was talking about.
"Lannister. Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell," Dany says ominously in the new footage. "They're all just spokes on a wheel. This one's on top, and then that one's on top and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground."
"I'm not going to stop the wheel," she continues, while scene upon scene of bloody action rages on. "I'm going to break the wheel."
Yassss, girl! But even as she tries to shake up the status quo, she'll find that change is already happening in the wake of all the events of the season four finale.
Varys (Conleth Hill) and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) are on the move, and Tyrion even comes face to face with Drogon, one of Dany's now-full-grown dragons! The moment teased in the poster is not fake, people. Tyrion + dragons = everything we want and more. That look on his face? Oh yeah, we are feeling it.
The new trailer also gives fans a closer look at Arya's (Maisie Williams) new journey in Braavos, contemplating her coin and her arrival at The House of Black and White. According to the official HBO schedule, the man who gave Arya the iron coin, Jaqen H'ghar (Tom Wlaschiha), is also set to return for the young girl's major arc as she (spoiler alert!) trains to become an assassin.
Plus, we also get a glimpse of Margaery (Natalie Dormer) getting a little too close to Tommen (Dean Charles-Chapman)—if you know what we mean...and Cersei (Lena Headey) definitely knows what we mean, Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) is caught between Stannis (Stephen Dillane) and the Wildlings in the north, and we finally get our first look at the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce)!
But as fierce as Dany sounds in her rallying speech at the beginning of the trailer, something is about to give her trouble this season, as there are multiple scenes of her new city under attack, and her guards ushering her somewhere safe during scenes of unrest. Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman) even pleads with her to "clean this city up so the rats have nowhere left to hide." She argues that she is "a queen, not a butcher." He responds that "all of us are either butchers or meat."
And let's just point out all this talk of butchers and meat takes place during pillow talk! Yup, that's right, Dany and Daario aren't quite done with each other just yet. Watch the epic trailer above now!
Is it April yet?!
Game of Thrones season five premieres Sunday, April 12 at 9 p.m. on HBO. Plus, the network has announced that its new standalone premium streaming service, HBO NOW, will also launch in April, just in time for the premiere!