New 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five Images And Clip Feature Characters New And Old

The fifth season of Game of Thrones kicks off soon, with HBO having an April 12 premiere date for the first episode. With less than a month to go until the season opens, the network is dropping more promo items, with the main initiative today being a whole batch of new Game of Thrones S5 images. These highlight some new characters, and one returning character who is played by a new actor.

There's also a clip featuring Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister and Conleth Hill as Lord Varys, and a little convo between Varys and Tyrion is always welcome. Check all the new Game of Thrones materials below.

First up, this clip comes from HBO:

And then there's a great batch of images, featuring familiar faces such as Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Cirian Hinds as Mance Rayder, and Carice van Houten as Melisandre.

There are also the new characters, the women known as the Sand Snakes, played by Jessica Henwick, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, and Keisha Castle-Hughes. Finally, there are a couple shots of Nell Tiger-Free as Myrcella Baratheon, who we last saw played by Aimee Richardson when the character was sent to Dorne back in Season 2.

Even though that premiere is less than a month away, it still seems too long to wait.