Even for fans who have grown tired of all the fanfare that surround Game of Thrones, the premiere of Season 6 is still quite a big deal and more than small cause for celebration. We’re a few weeks off now from the premiere, which will be the first time seeing the inaugural episode of season 6 for almost everyone, considering that HBO will not be giving out review screeners, and anticipation is hitting a bit of a fever pitch at this point. To add to the clip that Liam Cunningham debuted on Conan last week, and the two previous trailer for the new season, HBO has now added a third, extended trailer that gives a more vast view of what we should expect than ever before.
Of course, where exactly the story will head right now is still very much in the dark until things kick off on April 24th, but all roads seem to lead to a war with the White Walkers. Beyond that, there are more than a few familiar faces, with Peter Dinklage characteristically stealing the show with little more than a single line. But there’s also allusions to Sansa (Sophie Turner) getting revenge for her, uh, defilement, and yes, indeed, that’s a new shot of the great Max Von Sydow as the mystical leader who has been symbolized with a crow in Bran’s (Isaac Hempstead Wright) vision over the last few seasons. There’s plenty more to unpack from what we get a gaze at here, but better to let you do the lifting and prognosticating in your own way, rather than just geek out over elderly Swedish actors and CGI dragons. Check out the trailer right below:
Here’s the official synopsis for Game of Thrones Season 6:
“Following the shocking developments at the conclusion of season five, including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation in the streets of King’s Landing, survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.”