Although we don't expect the fifth season to hit our small screens until April 2015 or so, there are already plenty of details out there about the new season, and we expect more to come out as the season draws closer.
If you need help keeping track, you've come to the right place. Here, we'll gather of all the biggest spoilers about the new season — but we won't include info from the books. So if you want casting news, filming info, and tidbits from the cast and crew — but not major book spoilers — this is the place for you!
Here's what we know about the season so far. Keep checking back for more info as winter approaches!
New faces. A new year inevitably means new characters, and this year we'll see a lot of them. At Comic-Con, the show announced eight new cast members, including Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell, Oberyn's older brother, and Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow, the head of the Faith of the seven. Check them all out here. There are a few other rumored new minor characters who have not been officially cast yet, plus one Lost alum in a mystery role.