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“The Gods spill more blood than the rest of us combined.”
Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) issues this stern warning to the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) in the second full-length trailer for Game of Thrones season six, premiering on HBO on April 24.
The new look at Thrones comes loaded with new material and teases about the episodes ahead, including the loss of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), mourned by his old wildling comrade Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju).
“I thought he was the man to lead us through the Long Night,” Tormund says. “I was wrong.”
With or without Jon Snow, the fight must rage on. Winter is coming, evidenced by the ever-present threat of the Night’s King (Richard Brake) near the end of the trailer.
“The real war is between the living and the dead,” warns Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham). “And make no mistake, the dead are coming.”
Beyond the dead, dragons are coming, as Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) puts his boyhood knowledge of the fiery beasts to good use. “That’s what I do: I drink, and I know things,” he quips, before setting off to visit Viserion and Rhaegal, the two dragons Daenerys Targaryen left cooped up in an underground cellar.
The new trailer is the same one that debuted at the end of the season six premiere event in Hollywood on Sunday. The first brand new episode of Thrones since Lord Commander Snow’s brutal and untimely death screened in front of a packed crowd of cast, crew, friends and family, met with uproarious applause throughout the episode — an episode that very much solidifies season six’s departures from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, on countless fronts.
Watch the new trailer:
Game of Thrones returns on April 24. Catch up on THR’s coverage of the show here.
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