If this nail-biting new trailer is any indication, the upcoming fourth season of Game of Thrones is going to be even more epic than usual. While it's skimpy on plot details, the minute-and-a-half-long teaser does feature loads of swords, terrifyingly huge dragons, eerie one-liners and dazzling CGI Targaryen armies.
One of the most intriguing snippets features a conversation between Cersei (Lena Headey) and Thrones newcomer Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal): "What good is power if you cannot protect the ones you love?," Cersei asks, with the latter responding, "We can avenge them." Fans can also catch brief glimpses of Sansa (Sophie Turner) mourning over her family and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) offering a dramatic warning: "We mustn't disappoint father."
The season's first episode, "Two Swords," will premiere Sunday, April 6th at 9 p.m. EST on HBO. For a more thorough preview of the fourth new season, explore this expansive 15-minute trailer, which features the cast and crew hinting at the bloody battles and power plays on the horizon.
"There is tremendous clamor for revenge, especially in the wake of the Red Wedding," says showrunner David Benioff in the video, while promising fans "bloody confrontations" and "some of the most shocking and mind-blowing scenes in the entire series."
Eager fans who can't wait for the April 6th premiere of the fourth season will be able to see the first episode earlier and in much bigger form, as HBO announced that 7,000 people will be able to watch the season premiere at New York's Barclays Center on March 20th. The network will host "The Epic Fan Experience" on a stadium-sized screen that will also include, "show costumes and props displays from the acclaimed traveling exhibition, photo ops on the Iron Throne and other special surprises."