Game Of Thrones (Season 5)

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Game Of Thrones Season 5 Season 5

 Broadcast Timeline: April 12, 2015 to June 14, 2015

 No. of Episodes: 10

 Official Broadcast Channel: HBO

 Series Origin: United States

 Season Chronology:

Season 4 <Previous.Next> Season 6

About Season 5

Season 5 was commissioned by HBO on the 8th of April 2014. The fifth and the superseding 6th season were commissioned simultaneously for the first time ever in the history of HBO.

The season comprises of 10 episodes that began shooting in July 2014 and wrapped up on 12th December 2014. Season 5 premiered on the 12th of April 2015. The season is based majorly on the fourth and fifth novels of the series, A Song of Ice and Fire.

Season 5 Summary & Plot

The War of the Five Kings supposedly drawing to a close, has now entered into a more chaotic phase.

Tywin Lannister is killed by his own son Tyrion Lannister. Joffrey Baratheon is poisoned to death at his own wedding. Tommen is now crowned king but Cersei rules as Queen Regent as Tommen is still very young and Tyrion has fled away. The Riverlands have been reduced to a burnt out land of corpses. The debt on the kingdom has increased due to high expenditure on war and is on the verge of bankruptcy. Starvation like conditions have arisen due to non-harvesting of crops.

Rivalry is increasing between Cersei and Margaery Tyrell and the Tyrells are demanding more. Robb Stark has already left the Lannister forces in a poor state.

Episodes Summary

Epi.no. Episode Title Directed Written By Air Date
1 The Wars to Come Michael Slovis David Benioff& D. B. Weiss April12, 2015
Jaime and Cersei Lannister try to adjust without Tywin. Tyrion is told of a conspiracy by Varys. Daenerys is faced with a new threat to her rule. Jon is stuck between two kings
2 The House of Black and White Michael Slovis David Benioff and D.B. Weiss April 19, 2015
Arya reaches Braavos. Brienne and Pod fall in trouble. Cersei is fearful of Myrcella’s safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand wants to avenge Oberyn’s death. Stannis tries to make Jon fall prey to temptation. Dany is tempted by an adviser.
3 High Sparrow Mark Mylod David Benioff& D. B. Weiss April 26, 2015
Arya confronts the Many-Faced God in Braavos. In King’s Landing, Margaery Tyrell enjoys with her new husband. Varys and Tyrion walk across the Long Bridge of Volantis.
4 Sons of the Harpy Mark Mylod Dave Hill May 3, 2015
The Faith Militant have become very aggressive. Jaime and Bronn head towards the south. Ellaria and her daughters vouch to take revenge
5 Kill the Boy Jeremy Podeswa Bryan Cogman May 10, 2015
Daenerys makes a very difficult decision. Jon gets help from a very unexpected ally. Brienne tries to search Sansa. Ramsay continues to hold Theon
6 Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken Jeremy Podeswa Bryan Cogman May 17, 2015
Arya gets trained. Jorah and Tyrion run themselves into slavers. Trystane and Myrcella make future plans. Jaime and Bronn reach where they wanted to. The Sand Snakes launch an attack.
7 The Gift Miguel Sapochnik David Benioff & D.B. Weiss May 18, 2014
Jon prepares for battle. Sansa tries to strike a conversation with Theon. Brienne is waiting for a sign. Stannis refuses to give up. Jaime tries to reconnect with his family.
8 Hardhome Miguel Sapochnik David Benioff& D. B. Weiss May 31, 2015
Arya excels in her training. Sansa meets an old friend. Cersei struggles to rule; and Jon begins to travel.
9 The Dance of Dragons David Nutter David Benioff& D. B. Weiss June 7, 2015
Stannis meets a difficult decision. Jon is back at the Wall. Mace goes to the Iron Bank. Arya confronts somebody from her past. Dany very reluctantly watches an athletic celebration
10 Mother’s Mercy David Nutter David Benioff& D. B. Weiss June 14, 2015
Stannis marches ahead. Daenerys is enthralled by strangers. Cersei asks to be forgiven. Jon faces a challenge.

Production Info:

Filming of season 5 took place in Croatia and Spain. Shooting in Croatia continued in and around Dubrovnik, Split, Zrnovnica, Imotski and Sibenik. The locations in Spain include Andalusia, Alhambra of Granada, the Alcázar of Seville and the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos of Córdoba.

Season 5 Cast:

Lead cast

Guest Cast

  • Olly (Brenock O’Connor)
  • Eddison Tollett (Ben Crompton)
  • Ser Alliser Thorne (Owen Teale)
  • Ser Meryn Trant (Ian Beattie)
  • Queen Selyse Baratheon (Tara Fitzgerald)
  • Hizdahr zo Loraq (Joel Fry)
  • Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman)
  • High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce)
  • Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson)
  • Lord Mace Tyrell (Roger Ashton-Griffiths)
  • Obara Sand (Keisha Castle-Hughes)
  • Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover)
  • Nymeria Sand (Jessica Henwick)
  • Princess Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram)
  • Tyene Sand (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers)
  • Qyburn (Anton Lesser)
  • Areo Hotah (DeObia Oparei)
  • Brother Lancel (Eugene Simon)
  • Princess Myrcella Baratheon (Nell Tiger Free)
  • Ser Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones)
  • Waif (Faye Marsay)
  • Ser Barristan Selmy (Ian McElhinney)
  • Prince Trystane Martell (Toby Sebastian)
  • Prince Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig)
  • Olyvar (Will Tudor)
  • Myranda (Charlotte Hope)
  • Lord Janos Slynt (Dominic Carter)
  • Ser Kevan Lannister (Ian Gelder)
  • Maester Aemon (Peter Vaughan)
  • Septa Unella (Hannah Waddingham)
  • Lady Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg)
  • High Septon (Paul Bentley)
  • Mance Rayder (Ciaran Hinds)
  • Ser Gregor Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson)
  • The Night’s King (Richard Brake)
  • Lord Robin Arryn (Lino Facioli)
  • Tycho Nestoris (Mark Gatiss)
  • Lord Yohn Royce (Rupert Vansittart)

Season 5 Crew:

Production team:

  • Executive Producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger & Carolyn Strauss.
  • Co-executive Producers: George R.R. Martin, Vince Gerardis & Guymon Casady.
  • Producers: Greg Spence, Chris Newman, Bryan Cogman & Lisa McAtackney.
  • Costume Designer: Michele Clapton
  • Production Designer: Deborah Riley

Directors:

  • Michael Slovis (Episodes 1& 2)
  • Mark Mylod (Episodes 3& 4)
  • Jeremy Podeswa (Episodes 5& 6)
  • Miguel Sapochnik (Episodes 7& 8)
  • David Nutter(Episodes 9 & 10)

Writers:

  • David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (Episodes 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9& 10)
  • Dave Hill(Episode 4)
  • Bryan Cogman (Episodes 5 & 6)

The Game Of Thrones Season 5 Recap & Official Trailer

The war seems to engulf more entities and heats up as the battle for the throne gets even more interesting as is seen in this trailer released on March 10th 2015.

 

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