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HBO Releases First Images From 'Game of Thrones' Season 5, 'Westworld'

By Brian Byrd | Industry | December 22, 2014 |

By Brian Byrd | Industry | December 22, 2014 |

HBO released their annual “We’re fucking awesome” year-end review video last night, and per tradition, they included enough teases to keep our boners throbbing well into the new year. The first minute and a half is spent recapping the pay-cable network’s 2014 lineup. Spoiler alert: they produced some great content. You’ll want to pay close attention to the final 60 seconds, though. That’s where we get rapid-fire glimpses at what’s coming over the next 12 months, including first looks at two highly anticipated 2015 series — one set in Westeros, the other in Westworld.

Let’s start with Game of Thrones. First we have Arya Stark, standing on the shores of…somewhere:


Then there’s bearded Tyrion, sitting on the steps of what I assume is a Brooklyn-based artisanal muffin shop:


There’s also a shot of Jon Snow acting like someone behind him just disparaged Death Cab for Cutie, and another of Cersei looking pissed off about something. Surprise, I know.



The Westworld scenes are little more than character introductions. It’s nice to see that the albino monk from Angels and Demons can still find work:


I’m not entirely sure this Ed Harris shot isn’t a still from Appaloosa repurposed as Westworld footage, but we’ll give HBO the benefit of the doubt and say this is new:


Watch the full video below. In addition to the aforementioned series, it also offers new looks at returning favorites like Veep, Silicon Valley, Togetherness, The Leftovers, Girls, True Detective (although it’s nothing more than a title card), and Looking, as well as The Rock’s new series, Ballers.

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