Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Game Of Thrones - Season 4 Official Trailer

Daenerys (to Jorah): They have a choice. They can live in my new world or they can die in their old one.

You wait for ages for a trailer for the upcoming fourth season of Game Of Thrones and finally one arrives and already you're wishing it was April already. I seriously cannot be the only one, right? Warning, some major spoilers to follow for both the series and the books.

Last time we saw her, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) had gained a lot of followers and this season it seems that she will journey into Mereen as well as potentially falling out with Jorah (Iain Glen) over some of her decisions as well. She seems keen to rule as queen before getting to her real destination. We also know that Joel Fry will be playing the role of Hizdahr zo Loraq, a character that will be prominent to Dany's storyline this upcoming season.

Another prominent storyline to look forward to this season will be the wedding of Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery (Natalie Dormer). Yes, the one that fans have labelled as the 'Purple Wedding' for reasons that are apparent if you've read the books. It's certainly going to be one of two most talked about moments this season and also one that will have major consequences for several characters for the remainder of the season as well.

Keeping with some of the new characters to be introduced this upcoming season - the one I am looking forward to the most is bisexual warrior, Oberyn Martell/the Red Viper (Pedro Pascall), who comes to Tyrion's (Peter Dinklage) assistance much later in the season and it seems like he's going to be an interesting one to watch if the trailer is anything to go by. Also expect to see Rome actress Indira Varma playing the role of Ellaria Sand while Doctor Who/Sherlock's Mark Gatiss will be playing the minor role of Tycho Nestoris during the fourth season.

As for Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) - he's back on the Wall but it's not long before there's an attack on the wall by the Wildings, including a scorned Ygritte (Rose Leslie) and going by past events such as Baelor, Blackwater and the Red Wedding, this attack could happen during the second last episode of the season.

Other clips in the episode include scenes between Tywin (Charles Dance) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Cersei (Lena Headey) fearing for her son's safety, both Arya (Maisie Williams) and Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) going along their own individual paths as well as Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) being her usual cryptic self as well as Yara (Gemma Whelan) continuing her mission to rescue Theon (Alfie Allen) and Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) trying to figure out some alliances. Based on the remainder of the third book, A Storm Of Storms and possibly taking in elements of the fourth one, A Feast For Crows, it certainly looks like the fourth season is going to be another powerhouse season to watch.

Season 4 Trailer:

Game Of Thrones - Season 4 will air Sundays 9pm on HBO from April 6th and Mondays 9pm on SkyAtlantic from April 7th.


Anonymous said...

They call her Yara in the show, but I approve of you calling her Asha. Much better name, and it was such an unnecessary name change. They honestly think we can't keep Asha and Osha straight?

shawnlunn2002 said...

Oops, forgot about the name change. They probably just should've stuck with Asha though.

Anonymous said...

That's what I said. I wish you'd left it as Asha, just to make a political statement.