The Game of Thrones Season 6 Trailer Is Here!
The sixth season of Game of Thrones begins on HBO next month. So far, we’ve seen a poster of the probably/totally-not-really-dead Jon Snow, a traumatic teaser with voiceover from Max Von Sydow, three separate house-specific teasers for the Lannisters, Targaryens, and Starks, and an album full of new images. But yet, no trailer. That ends today.
There’s a lot here, but it all begins at The Wall, with Jon Snow lying in a pool of his own blood, and Davos’ voiceover saying “he’s gone,” but does anybody honestly trust that at this point? (Kit Harrington, you’re fooling no one.) Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) returns from Dorne and reassures Cersei (Lena Heady) that they will take revenge on everyone who has wronged them. The Boltons burn a flayed man. Melisandre (Carice van Houten) confesses her visions were wrong. Jorah (Iain Glen) searches for Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), who walks among a tribe of horsemen in the east. It touches every region, every major character, and climactically teases even more violence. Cersei commands what looks like a supernaturally healed but permanently disfigured Gregor Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson), and the return of Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) sees him coming face-to-face with none other than the Night King himself. It’s 90 seconds packed to the gills with new clues about how the new season continues to chart its own course away from the narrative George R.R. Martin has planned for the final books.
Pause at: 0:24 for the Boltons burning a flayed upside-down man (could that be Stannis?). 0:37 for Daenerys stunned by a colossal statue. 0:46 for Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) in a fur coat befitting her lineage. 0:57 for the pale-faced, helmeted behemoth that now is The Mountain. 1:09 for Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) being surrounded in the snow, then somewhat re-baptized (presumably) in the Iron Islands with a beard. 1:11 for Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) slicing down foes like she always does. 1:13 for something going on with Jon Snow’s corpse. 1:19 for Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), still with milky white eyes. 1:22 for the return of Bran Stark, possibly in a vision, standing with his deadliest foe yet. 1:35 for Davos unsheathing his sword over Jon Snow, because come on, they’re reviving him. Jon Snow Lives.
Song: James Vincent McMorrow, “Wicked Game” (Chris Isaak cover)
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