Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer released during Apple Watch event

Watch the Very Intense Trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5

Watch the Very Intense Trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5

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March 9 2015 6:12 PM

Watch the Very Intense Trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5

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If Season 5 of Game of Thrones, which premieres April 12, has one thing in store for us, it’s more carnage. Also, a truly massive grown-up version of Drogon. The new trailer, released during today’s Apple Watch event, features Daenerys Targaryen vowing to “break the wheel” in an extended metaphor in which all the kingdoms of Westeros are the spokes, then describing herelf as a “queen, not a butcher,” and Tyrion staring at the sky, open-mouthed, as Drogon looms overhead. In any event, it offers a lot more grist than the the highly mysterious first trailer.

Correction, March 10, 2015: This post originally misattributed the quote queen, not a butcherto Cersei.

Jay Deshpande is a former editor of WatchTime and writes about literature and the arts for Slate, the New Republic, and others. Follow him on Twitter.