There’s a surprising amount packed into this new red band trailer for Game of Thrones’ upcoming sixth season on HBO.
A vengeful Cersei and Jamie Lannister chillingly “choose violence” as they plot to take back everything that has been taken from them. Meanwhile, a shaken Melisandre is brought low by doubt and defeat, and a somber Tyrion Lannister remarks (we’re not sure who he’s talking to, but it’s accompanied by a shot of Sansa Stark) that “You’re in the great game now, and the great game is terrifying.”
And last but by no means least, we see Bran Stark coming face to face with a White Walker.
All that and the requisite nudity, sex, death and blood we’ve come to expect from the series to date too.
Of course, the number one question on most fans’ minds right now concerns the fate of Kit Harington’s Jon Snow, who was murdered by his fellow Night’s Watch brothers in a shameful and underhanded coup in the season five finale. And yes, the trailer gives those clamoring for fresh details on his ‘alive or dead’ status a subtle nod …
Season 6 premieres on HBO on April 24, 2016 in the US, and on Sky Atlantic in the UK on April 25.