With less than two months to go until the seventh and final season of “Game of Thrones” airs, the show has treated fans to another look at what’s in store for their favourite characters.
The trailer opens with Queen Cersei figuratively surrounded by “enemies to the east, enemies to the west, enemies to the south and enemies to the north.” But if you think that scares her, you know nothing.
“Whatever stands in our way, we’ll defeat it,” the queen says showing off her incredible new Red Keep map room set. And we all know a Lanister pays their debts.
If you think the trailer moves fast, wait until the new season. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jamie Lanister, explains why fans might be thrown off by the pace. “Everything happened quicker than I’m used to,” he tells EW. “A lot of things that normally take a season now take one episode.”
Fan favourite Tyrion Lanister makes an appearance, in a scene we can all hope foreshadows his true parentage.
Speaking of which, Daenerys has found her place on the Dragonstone throne, but hasn’t given up on her birthright of “ruling” the seven kingdoms. “I was born to rule the seven kingdoms, and I will,” Mother of Dragons says as she bares down on Westeros soil with an angry army of Dothraki by her side. And a dragon that’s the size of a 747.
And in the north, what’s left of the Stark children are preparing for their own battle. Maisie Williams’ Arya finds herself in an “icy” encounter while Sansa is still holding down the fort at Winterfell and Jon has taken his place as the true King of the North. “The great war is here,” he says.
Kit Harington agrees with Coster-Waldau’s “speedy” assessment, telling EW, “This season is really different than any other season because it’s accelerating toward the end, a lot of stuff collides and happens much much quicker than you’re used to seeing on ‘Thrones’… it’s so different than what everybody is used to. It’s quite exciting.”
“Game of Thrones” is set to return for its seventh season on July 16 on HBO.