HBO’s Game Of Thrones continues to bring the hype for Season 5 which kicks off its 10-episode run on April 12, unveiling today two new clips and more photos go build on its first released photos to tease the new season in January. (Click on the photo to launch the gallery.) Among the things to look for as the series — which has been nominated for the Best Drama Emmy four years in row — makes its return: Will it break its viewership record? Last year featured the show’s most-watched episode ever, 7.2 million viewers, on May 4. Last year’s season premiere was watched by a premiere-record 6.6 million viewers, and the June 15 season finale by 7.1 million.
The series was renewed last spring for both Season 5 and Season 6.
The new photos unveiled today include a look at Keisha Castle-Hughes and Nell Tiger Free, who have joined for the upcoming season with fellow newcomers Jonathan Pryce and Alexander Siddi among the nine new cast members. They were unveiled over the summer at Comic-Con, with Pryce getting an especially huge roar from the thousands in Hall H. He plays the High Sparrow, a pious man whose fellow believers have swarmed King’s Landing, ministering to the lowest and decrying the corruption of the highest.
Here are the clips unveiled today, featuring Kit Harington’s Jon Snow and Cirian Hinds as Mance Rayder:
… and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister with Conleth Hill as Lord Varys: