'Game of Thrones' season 5: Check out the trailer

A new trailer has arrived for the HBO drama's upcoming season, which premieres on April 12.

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'Game of Thrones' stars Peter Dinklage.

HBO has released a new trailer for the upcoming fifth season of the hit fantasy TV show “Game of Thrones.”

“Thrones” is based on the book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin. Two episodes of the show’s previous season were recently released in IMAX movie theaters. 

In the new clip, a character says in voiceover, “Nothing’s more hateful than failing to protect the one you love.” Viewers see siblings Cersei and Jaime Lannister, then treacherous advisor Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish tells courtier Sansa Stark, “There’s no justice in this world. Not unless we make it. Avenge them.”

Part of the trailer shows a girl performing tricks with a whip – perhaps one of the Sand Snake characters set to be introduced this season? 

Tommen Baratheon and his fiancé, Margaery, are shown hand-in-hand in front of a cheering court, while former king’s advisor Varys tells Tyrion Lannister, “I believe men of talent will have a part to play in the war to come.”

“I will never sit on the Iron Throne,” Tyrion says.

“You could help another climb those steps and take that seat,” Varys suggests. “The seven kingdoms needs a ruler loved by millions with a powerful army and the right family name.”

“Good luck finding him,” Tyrion tells him.

“Who said anything about him?” Varys inquires.

The new season of “Thrones” premieres on April 12.

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