Game Of Thrones launches new season at Tower of London

Fans in costume attending the world premiere of the fifth series of Game of Thrones at the Tower of London
Fans in costume attending the world premiere of the fifth series of Game of Thrones at the Tower of London

The stars of Game Of Thrones enjoyed a Royal setting for the world premiere for the show’s fifth series.

Cast members of the fantasy drama including Kit Harington, Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner and Alfie Allen, attended the launch of the new season at the Tower of London in the capital, ahead of its debut on Sky Atlantic in April.

Hundreds of fans watched as fires burned around the tower, alongside a giant projection of a live stream featuring interviews with the cast, all while helicopters flew overhead.

Michael McElhatton, who plays Roose Bolton, teased this season could bring some shockers to fans of George R R Martin’s books.

“The world has just got bigger and bigger and we are going to move into the world towards Dawn a lot more and introduce a lot of new characters there,” he said.

“There’s a lot of shocks particularly for the book readers. There are things that happen now that aren’t in the books.”

Dean-Charles Chapman, who portrays young king Tommen, agreed.

“(It’s going to be) shocking. Tommen does get married but in the world of Game Of Thrones, things don’t turn out quite right,” he said.

“I don’t even know what’s going on now. It’s so confusing. There are so many characters and so many story lines.”