It’s just about time for Game of Thrones fans to start losing their ever-loving shit over any little tidbit of news that comes out about the awaited sixth season of HBO’s most overwhelming (and overrated) series to date. One needed only to witness the staggering amount of theories and insistences surrounding the fate of Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) to see that the show had reached a level of obsessive fandom that even surpasses the likes of The Walking Dead or, for that matter, Lost. In the past few weeks, we got a few tastes of what the next season might bring, with a poster and a teaser trailer teasing the inevitable return of everyone’s favorite bastard. And now, HBO has released a 2016 preview video that gives us just a taste of the new looks of Cersei, Tommen, Daenerys, and more. You can take a look at the nicely cut promotional Happy Holidays video right below, with the Game of Thrones footage hitting a little after the two minute mark.
— HBO (@HBO) December 7, 2015
Honestly, there’s literally nothing to say about the images, as they don’t reveal much of anything about where we will be when Season 6 begins in April, and its the hubbub over such minor reveals that makes it hard to like the series at this point. That being said, I’m sure the upcoming season, like the last two seasons, will be entertaining without being all that fascinating in terms of thematic considerations or even that visually appealing; the production design, visual effects team, and wardrobe departments do the heavy lifting in this situation. But, for those who care, the video also includes some brief teases forother series, including Veep, Silicon Valley‘s imminent third season and Vinyl, the latest collaboration from Martin Scorsese and Terrence Winter. There’s also a brief look at new series like Animals, Divorce, Westworld, and the feature-film conclusion to Looking, all of which will never have the popularity of Game of Thrones but won’t have to do much to express more complex human feelings than Season 5 of the George R.R. Martin adaptation did.