Daenerys Targaryen. Jon Snow. Cersei Lannister. These appear to be the major players remaining as we begin our walk towards the Game of Thrones finale. And they’re the three players that are on full display in HBO’s first lengthily promo for the new season.
Winter is Here!
I don’t know if we can exactly infer anything from today’s clip. But as Cersei sits her royal ass on the Iron Throne, there is unequivocally an expel of cold air that leaves her mouth. It’s done purposefully too. What is HBO saying!?
Is Cersei poised to be in league with the White Walkers? Will they corrupt her? Will she corrupt them? Or is it just to suggest that the White Walkers are coming? It seems like Cersei would be one of the last folks they encounter, as King’s Landing is pretty damn far south in Westeros. Or, and this is the much more likely insinuation – winter is here! So much speculation!
Jon Snow is then seen walking into the Great Hall of Winterfell. His time as the King of the North has now come, as he sits upon the chair that his adoptive father once adorned. Finally, Daenerys appears as though she isn’t far from landing in King’s Landing herself. The clip shows her walking the halls of her families’ home of Dragonstone. She then finally sits on the Targaryen throne herself.
Finally, we exit on a close up of a White Walker eye. Because if you’ve forgotten, they’re on their way. The promo is subtle, but quite epic. Check it out for yourself below. Game of Thrones premieres season 7 on July 16th.