After months of mystery and speculation, we finally have a Game of Thrones teaser that actually tells us a bit of what’s to come. While the first teaser hyped us all up, it wasn’t very forthcoming with details. At least in this one, we finally get a release date: April 14! We also get to see actual characters instead of play pieces on a board.
In fact, it’s the first time we see Jon Snow, Sansa Stark, and Arya Stark all together again since season 1! It’s a very Stark-centered teaser with the three meeting each other in the crypts of Winterfell and passing by fallen figures. As they walk past the statues of Lyanna Stark, Catelyn Stark, and Ned Stark we hear their voices whispering of the past.
As with most things in Game of Thrones, the construction of the teaser seems to be very deliberate. The focus on these particular characters references back to the idea that this has always been a story about the Starks, despite the varied and colorful array of characters that have come and gone. It also seems to set Jon Snow up as the eventual hero of this tale, with the only dialogue revolving around his secret heritage. After all, it’s long been theorized that the ‘song of ice and fire’ (the original name of the series and a prophecy) is talking about a child of both ice (Stark) and fire (Targaryen).
Then as they reach the end of the crypts the trio comes upon statues of… themselves. Some say that this is a prediction of their deaths in this last season, especially as a winter chill begins to creep on up them — probably signifying White Walkers. I personally believe they only symbolize danger, and not necessarily death.
Watch the teaser below so you can make your own guess:
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