What does the new Game of Thrones trailer tell us?

9 Mar 2016

Tyrion Lannister via Duncan Hall/Flickr

April is synonymous with fools, Easter eggs on occasion, and Game of Thrones. So, with around six weeks until season six hits our screens, a second trailer has been released.

To start, anyone who is still behind in the show should probably stop reading this as, to deal with the trailer in any regard we’ve got to give away some of the key developments from season five.

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Right, so the first teaser trailer released for Game of Thrones’ sixth season was grim. We were shown the Hall of Faces, with a bunch of Stark characters we haven’t seen in a while. Ned, Rob and Catelyn Stark’s famous words narrated over visions of their dead faces, with Joffrey making an appearance too.

The final scene is the remaining cast, with their faces adorning the wall. Typically bleak Game of Thrones.

This time around we see actual scenes from the upcoming series, with the opening showing a dead Jon Snow. Jamie Lannister makes his way back to King’s Landing unscathed by the looks of it, with a Dorne war surely in the offing.

The Boltons look as displeased as ever, with Daenerys Targaryen on a bit of a road trip back home, wherever home is. That annoying religious order in King’s Landing will be prominent again, it seems, with Sansa Stark finally given a role to make us care she exists.

This is all supposition on the back of a minute or so of viewing but one thing we do know is this show will be well placed to break its own piracy record.

Which is a shame for its makers, considering just how much each episode of the show costs.

Main image of Tyrion Lannister via Duncan Hall/Flickr

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic