New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Trailer: Westeros Grows Darker

Published 1 year ago by , Updated March 21st, 2014 at 10:13 pm,

As the recent, rather clever marketing for the Season 3 DVD/Blu-ray set of Game of Thrones, implies, the smash-hit fantasy series left viewers at the end of their nerves during its last outing. How can the show’s creators top the blood and madness that closed out the previous season?

Even those familiar with George R.R. Martin’s source novels are uncertain of where the show might take the story of the war for Westeros. Already introducing and remixing elements from later novels (not to mention throwing in elements spun from whole cloth), Game of Thrones is increasingly tacking into unknown waters. Those curious about season 4 of the series – set to premiere in less than two months – got a boost today with a new trailer for these upcoming episodes.

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Essentially a much-needed expansion of the previous trailer for the season, the trailer gives viewers hints of the consequences that will follow the climactic events of season 3. Even as House Lannister celebrates its apparent victory in the War of the Five Kings, survivors such as Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Jon Snow (Kit Harington), and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) pursue rule and revenge.

Also quite welcome are glimpses at the season 4’s VFX shots, including a much bigger Drogon, the immense slave city of Meereen, and a leisurely shot of one of the dreaded White Walkers. If these images are anything to go by, season 4 of Game of Thrones may be the most visually impressive outing of the series yet.

Game of Thrones‘ gigantic cast includes Peter Dinklage (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Mama), Lena Headey (Dredd), Charles Dance (Strike Back), and Jack Gleeson (Batman Begins), among many others.


Game of Thrones will charge back onto HBO on April 6th, 2014.

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  1. YUSSSSS!!!!!

  2. I love GoT ad much as The Walking Dead. I think I’m going to hate the wait. Arya and Tyrion are my favorites

  3. i have not read the books. but i hope Daenery’s destroys them all!

  4. Anyone else spot Lady Stoneheart?

    • Where abouts?

    • Sorry, I’ve watched that trailer 10 times and even Lady Stoneheart is not in there. The closest I can imagine you thinking it may be is Sansa in the fog at 0:30

  5. at the end all stark will be dead and lanesters will rule… am getting bored of this show now.!!! no xcitment as it was in the first and second seasons…

    • Hey do you know that when the books aren’t even finished yet? Or did you have a private meetings with the author over tea and he let you read his notes…!

      • I don’t think they’re saying they actually know what’s going to happen, they’re saying that based on how things have gone, they think the Lannisters are going to continue dominating and the Starks are going to keep getting killed, and that will be boring to continue to watch, in responce to I’ll just say: Season 4 is going to be one of the best seasons of any TV show ever. Will probably be up there with the final season of Breaking Bad. So, I’d recommend to keep watching, because it is anything but predictable.

    • Yunzi, what are you talking about. The Lannister’s have much bigger issues than a few Stark children cast to the wind.

      The Tyrells, The Martells, Stannis Baratheon and Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryan are all on the way.

      also, Winter is coming….

  6. I am sooooo ready for this new season. The Khaleesi is the best character. I read in advance what happens to her this season but I’m still rooting for her!

  7. The cinematography is amazing in the preview alone :)

  8. Valar Marghulis indeed.

  9. Is that coldhands?? lol no way, didn’t think they had the guts.


  10. Is that COLDHANDS at the end? Awesome

  11. In just 1:40 you could see how and why Game of Thrones has changed the way TV shows are produced and why as fans we shouldn’t accept anything less.
    I’m sure every one of us here has seen a feature film in the theater that looks like complete garbage compared to what we on this show.

    Yes, I know that this is the most expensive show ever produced at @ 60 million per season give or take but I’ve seen movies with budgets north of 100 million that pale in comparison.

    • Hard to argue with that, well said.

  12. LOL! After last season, I still can’t believe some of you people are looking for satisfaction. Well, let me re-iterate Ramsay’s quote “If you think this has any happy ending, you haven’t been paying any attention.” 😀