See the Intense 'Game of Thrones' Trailer

The fourth season of HBO's fantasy drama returns April 6th

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HBO teased Game of Thrones fans with a series of five drool-worthy vines from the show's upcoming fourth season on Friday, and now they're ratcheting up anticipation even further. Just before the debut of the new series True Detective on Sunday night, the network released the first official trailer for Season Four.

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Earlier this week, HBO announced that the fourth season of the fantasy series will kick off on Sunday, April 6th at 9 p.m. EST. A Song of Fire and Ice author George Martin himself reportedly wrote the second episode of the new season, which is expected to pick up the thread of the third book, A Storm of Swords, where the show's third season left off.