We knew it was coming. Well, readers of the Game of Thrones series of books, A Song of Ice and Fire, knew this was coming. Television viewers who have never read the books are in the catbird seat right now. They are the lucky ones. They get to enjoy every episode and new adventure as it plays out on the screen while readers have to say WTF? That’s not how it happened in the books!

But there is a sea change-a-comin’ Game of Throners! In the upcoming season of Game of Thrones on HBO, everyone can now watch saga unfold without knowing (completely) what is going to happen. Last week, news came out that the writers of the HBO show may kill off characters that were not killed off in the book. In fact, George R.R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series said, “Everybody better be on their toes,” and that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (HBO Game of Thrones creators) “are even bloodier than I am.”

And now we have this key art. The new poster, if taken literally, basically screams that every episode shall be a blank canvas now. The new poster portrays Tyrion on a boat with an ominous dragon overhead. (MILD BOOK AND TV SERIES SPOILERS AHEAD)

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Truth be told, at this time in the ASOIAF series, Tyrion is on a boat and yes, he is headed to Mereen but he most certainly does not meet any of the dragons or Daenerys Targaryen. So this poster makes you wonder, are they are changing what happens in his timeline? And to further that assumption, well, to prove that assumption there’s this picture from Season 5 of Tyrion and Daenerys taking in some pit fighting games in Mereen and possibly Daenerys wedding to Hizdahr zo Loraq.

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So there you go! Everything is new from Westeros to across the Narrow Sea and Essos. Season 5 will keep us all on the edge of our seats!

And now for the fun stuff! Here are two trailers that were released along with the poster:

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