Winter is here, and The Great War is coming! HBO revealed a new look into the new season of the beloved series, “Game of Thrones,” on Wednesday. And for those who may have missed parts of last season, well, I’m sorry, but there are plenty of spoiler alerts here. The trailer sent diehard fans like myself into overdrive on social media where we all thought, “Is it July 16th yet?” Just hours after its reveal, the Season 7 trailer became #1 on YouTube’s trending videos page.
First of all, Cersei Lannister is Queen and still crazy as ever. Love her or hate her, there’s no denying she’s come a long way since her #ShameNun days and looking a little too comfortable in that Iron Throne. The trailer kicks off with Cersei confiding in her brother and lover Jaime Lannister about the enemies their namesake has acquired from every direction within the seven kingdoms. Quickly throwing shade to her other brother, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Cersei proclaims to Jaime, “We’re the last Lannisters…the last ones who count.” Her words are about as cold as things are north of the wall as the scene pans to Tyrion alone with, what seems like, a long road ahead.
Then, Daenerys “Khaleesi” Targaryen appears with perseverance. “I was born to rule the Seven Kingdoms,” she says as we see her prized dragons soar into the sky with gates to a kingdom opening slowly. “And I will.” she continues in a true *yas queen* moment. The drama notches immediately turn up as we see the (sexy as ever) Jon Snow (Kit Harington) aka The King of the North, as well as Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) having words with the still-creepy Lord Baelish aka Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen). Glimpses of Reek aka Theon Greyjoy, Melisandre, a well-deserved sigh from Arya Stark, and a slew of epic battle scenes, the minute and 48-second long teaser ends with (what sounds like) Jon Snow stating, “The Great War, is here.” Chilling.
While heightening anticipation for the new season to new lengths, it does leave us asking more questions than it answers. Hello, where is Bran Stark? Who is that making out with Sansa (at 1:22)? What in the world is going to go down with the White Walkers? We can only hope George RR Martin puts together a few missing pieces of this Westeros puzzle for us during this summer’s season. Get ready for winter in July when season 7 of “Game of Thrones” premieres on July 16 on HBO.