Winter is already here, which means tons of crappy North-Of-The-Wall weather, but also brand new footage from Season 4 of ‘Game of Thrones!’ HBO gave all of us non-Westerosi folks an early Holiday gift in the form of the network’s year-end trailer, which offers a sneak peek at a sure to be dynamic Season 4.
Spoiler alert, folks: Season 3 of Game of Thrones ended with a bang. Multiple Starks are dead, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) has a full-blown army and Joffrey (Jack Gleeson)… well, not much has changed there. He’s still an ass. But HBO’s first-look trailer offers a tantalizing peek at what’s to come — which includes yet another royal wedding. Will this one go better than the last? Check out the video below!
HBO Releases First Look At ‘Game Of Thrones’
So many emotions! The trailer (which also features sneak peeks at Girls and True Blood) shows us the year that was (we miss you, Richard Madden!) but it also gives us a glimpse at what’s to come. We see Joffrey at his sure-to-be-spectacular (no spoilers, book readers!) wedding, our beloved Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) in chains, a surprisingly hopeful-looking Sansa (Sophie Turner), a clean-shaven Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), and some random jousting!
It’s not a whole lot, but it’s definitely enough to inspire one to sleep through the winter and pray that “spring is coming” faster than that damn depressing Stark family says it is. Game of Thrones is set to premiere on March 31, 2014, but in the meantime check out the video — the new footage starts at 01:36 — and let us know your thoughts!
— Shaunna Murphy