Game of Thrones is up next. Yes, now that HBO has wound up its surprise hit and cultural phenomenon True Detective, another HBO hit series and cultural phenomenon steps into the Sunday night spotlight. But before the April 6 premiere of Game of Thrones Season Four, HBO has unleashed another teaser to get fans all worked up.
This Game of Thrones Season Four trailer, the third official preview for the new season, hit YouTube Sunday night and had already registered over 900,000 views by Monday.
The trailer, titled “Secrets,” packs a startling amount of Game of Thrones action into its 92 second running time.
Just a few of the highlights:
Cersei Lannister wonders, “What good is power if you cannot protect the ones you love?” Good question. But it raises another question. Who has the scheming Cersei been unable to protect? Up until now, she’s been someone that other characters needed protection from.
Tywin Lannister is sitting on the Iron Throne. What’s that all about? The Lannister patriarch always functioned best as the power behind the throne and never showed any desire to hold the title of king. We knew that the wretched little weasel Joffrey never really held any significant power, beyond the power to chop off a few heads and torture women to get his rocks off. But is he no longer even a figurehead? Do tell, Tywin?
Daenerys Targaryen has really big dragons. The Game of Thrones trailer wraps up with a shot of one of her pets — or children as the case may be — rising up and spreading its wings. And those are some wings. The kids sure have grown since the last time we saw them.
The Red Viper is here to help. Cersei Lannister is seen in the trailer confiding in this new character, Oberyn Martell. But what is his agenda? From the trailer, it appears that he’s taking the Lannister side, or at least Cersei’s. But things are rarely as they seem in Game of Thrones.
Check out the latest Game of Thrones trailer, below.