"The time has come to return to a place you've just begun to discover… and the strength you need to complete the journey will come from those who were with you all along."
Yeah, Season 5 of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is going to be that epic. And we've got the exclusive first look at the trailer. Just as Princess Twilight Sparkle is adjusting to new Princess of Friendship for all of Equestria and sitting at the throne of her new castle at the edge of Ponyville, a magical map appears highlighting unknown territories. Of course, she's not one to rest on her laurels, so she recruits the rest of her friends to embark on a journey to these mysterious lands.
"The tree, the chest, this castle, and the now the map — how can we not follow it?" she declares, referring to some of the other magical elements that came her way in previous seasons. How indeed! To ignore the calling of this Cutie Mark Map would be a snooze (something Spike knows all too well).
When the group arrives at their first stop, things aren't exactly filled with sunshine and rainbows. Zombie-like ponies with creepy painted smiles approach the group. Yikes!
"Something's not right," Twilight Sparkle declares.
"I think there's some sort of horrific monster behind it," Rainbow Dash squeals. "Because fighting a horrific monster would be super-awesome!"
Leave it to Applejack to say what we're all thinking. The bold Pinkie Pie follows, ready to defend her friends as the group realizes the map may be a trap.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season 5 kicks off this spring on Discovery Family Network.