There’s now just a little over 7 weeks left to wait until the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere airs on July 16th. The wait between seasons is always tough but this year we’ve had to wait longer than usual due to filming needing to take place later in the year.
Now we’re in the final stretch, HBO have been slowly starting to tease us about the upcoming season. Back in March the release date was confirmed. This was following in early April with the first teaser trailer and then the first look photos were also released.
To really get fans excited, HBO have just released a brand new 109 seconds long trailer. It’s packed with new hints and information about the upcoming season. To take everything in you really need to watch it several times and pay attention.
Watch the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer below:
The trailer opens up with Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) walking towards a room containing a giant map of Westeros. She’s heard to say “Enemies to the East” which is followed by a shot of Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) stood with the Unsullied.
Next, Cersei says “Enemies to the West” as the camera pans over the map, showing the towns of Rosby and Duskendale. There’s then a shot of a ship which could well be commanded by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk). The camera pans over the Vale of Arryn as Cersei says “Enemies to the South” which could be Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) and her Sand Snakes from Dorne.
Finally the map passes over Castle Black and there’s a shot of a knife being sharpened. Cersei says “Enemies to the North” which could be Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and his armies from Winterfell, The Night’s Watch and even the White Walkers.
Next is a shot of Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) on horseback, hopefully finally heading to Winterfell to reunite with her family. Cersei is then shown again, this time stood on her giant map, as she promises “Whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it”. This is followed by a shot of heavily armed Lannister soldiers.
There’s a glimpse of Cersei sat upon the Iron Throne. To her sides are her brother, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and loyal bodyguard, The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson). She appeared to be giving someone an audience and our bet is on Euron. Alongside brief close-up shots of Jaime and Cersei, she is heard to say “We are the last Lannisters, the last ones who count”.
The action switches to show Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) stood atop a cliff as one of Dany’s (Emilia Clarke) dragons flies by. Then we see Dany arriving at what we’re guessing is Dragonstone, so she must have finally made it across the Narrow Sea to Westeros. She is heard to say “I was born to rule the Seven Kingdoms, and I will!”.
There’s a shot of her touching the ground, presumably in Westeros as she left her ship. This is followed by her sat upon a throne which must be in Dragonstone. Her Unsullied army is seen overwhelming a structure, it looks like they are killing Lannister men. Is it Casterly Rock?
‘The King in the North’ is shouted as we get our first glimpse of Jon Snow. In the background is his sister Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju). This is followed by Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen) saying “Your father and brothers are gone, yet here you stand” to Sansa. He’s obviously still trying to manipulate her but we can’t see him managing it much longer.
At Castle Black, the large gate of The Wall are shown to open. Could it be Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) finally heading home? Littlefinger is heard to say “Last best hope against the coming storm”. As he speaks we get a snippet of Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) and it looks like something is burning behind him. There’s also a shot of Melisandre (Carice van Houten) looking down at a large wall on the coast, has she gone to see Dany?
There’s a longer shot of what looks like Wildlings running in a group. This is then mixed with a shot of Arya resting. The Wildlings are then shown forming a circle back-to-back during a blizzard, are they about to fight White Walkers? Ser Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham), the Onion Knight, is heard to advise “If we don’t put aside our enmities, and band together we will die”
This is followed by a shot of the Dothraki charging into battle against what looks like Lannister soldiers. There’s a quick snippet of a battle burning ship, could this be where Theon is? Davos then says “And then it doesn’t matter whose skeleton sits on the Iron Throne”. As he finishes we see a shot of Dany and Tyrion studying the Westeros map that the camera was panning over earlier.
The Mountain is given a close-up as he sports a shiny new set of armour. We’re still hoping for Cleganebowl where The Hound (Rory McCann) will get get fight his brother. As the music ramps up Jon Snow is seen to grab Littlefinger by the throat. Could he be telling Jon secrets about his past?
Next we get to see more Lannister soldiers getting cut to ribbons by the Unsullied. Arya is seen down on the floor either listening or looking under something. A manky looking arm is then seen reaching through what could be a prison door, surely that’s the Greyscale riddled Jorah (Iain Glen)?
More Lannisters are shown getting murdered by the Dothraki. Jon Snow and Tormund are racing across a snow covered landscape, possibly beyond the Wall? or maybe Winter really has finally arrived. Could they have gone to help Bran? Whatever is going on they look pretty worried, so we’re guessing the Night’s King and his army might be on their heels.
Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel) and Grey Worm look like they are finally getting it on. As are Ellaria Sand and Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan), hopefully there’s no poisonous lipstick. Tyrion is seen knocking over a Lannister lion figurine and two people land in the water as fire rages above.
The final shot is incredibly exciting as it shows Dany riding on the back of Drogon. She is flying above her massive army as it races toward the camera. Jon Snow is heard to say “The Great War is here” as the trailer ends.
In addition to the new trailer, a new poster featuring the Night’s King has been released.
At the end of season 6 we listed the 10 things we want from Game of Thrones season 7.
Season 7 will feature just seven episodes. The show is then expected to conclude in 2018 with an eighth and final season of just six episodes. While there are only thirteen more episodes left it looks like there’s still plenty for fans to look forward to as five spin-off series are in the works.
Game of Thrones season 7 begins on Sunday, July 16th 2017 at 9pm ET on HBO in the US and simultaneously at 2am on Monday, July 17th 2017 on Sky Atlantic in the UK.