‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Trailer Teaser; Full Trailer Hits Sunday

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Game of Thrones Season 4 Second Trailer Teaser Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer Teaser; Full Trailer Hits Sunday

[WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for Game of Thrones.]

The anticipation surrounding the season 4 premiere of Games of Thrones is perhaps even greater than that of previous seasons, and with good reason. After season 3′s absolutely shocking climax, there’s a real fear that anything could happen, and that anyone could die. Add to that the news that season 4 is expected to deviate from its source material – more than in prior seasons – and even fans who’ve read the books are worried!

Looking to capitalize on that tension, HBO has released an agonizingly short Vine teaser for a second Games of Thrones season 4 trailer, which will premiere this Sunday before True Detective.

While the teaser is only six seconds long and there’s very little to be gleaned from it, it’s interesting that it focuses entirely on  Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) as she begins ruling the far east city of Meereen. If you’ll recall the first season 4 trailer, it featured very little of Dany and centered primarily on other events in King’s Landing and throughout Westeros.

Watch the teaser below:

Season 3 didn’t wrap up the plot of book three, A Storm of Swords. At the same time, what remains of book three isn’t enough for an entire season…and here’s where things get interesting. Books four and five (A Feast for Crows, A Dance With Dragons) take place concurrently. Meaning, half of the characters and their stories are in book four, and the other half are in book five (with everyone coming back into play toward the very end of the fifth book).

Obviously, it would be difficult for a TV show to focus on one group of characters during a certain time frame for a single season and then double back and cover the other characters for the following season, so the timeline from books four and five are going streamlined on the small screen. So what does this mean for Danaerys in season 4? Well, it’s very likely a large chunk of her arc this season will come from the fifth book.

What this Vine video teases is Dany beginning her rule in Meereen. And you can tell from the expression on her face she has a bit of a cocky attitude about the whole thing. And that’s because, for all the difficulties Dany has faced conquering the cities of Slaver’s Bay, she hasn’t really met any serious opposition. Her struggles so far have had an easy answer: dragons.

As was alluded to in the extended preview video for season 4, that won’t be the case when it comes to ruling over a city. But how much of what remains of Dany’s published story will be covered in season 4? And from there, how much longer does the TV series have before they catch up to author George R.R. Martin and his unpublished books?

Better get a move on, George.

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Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 6, 2014.

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  1. Ok, I can honestly get behind the idea of teasing the fans without giving much away but 6 seconds is hardly enough to call this a trailer. That being said Emilia Clarke is looking lovely as ever, and I think we are in store for what could be the greatest season yet. I look forward at whats to come for the remaining and dwindling Stark family members. The Sonza arc and how it will all come to an end. I have faith the directors and writers for the show are doing the best they can to stay on track and not to lose the fans of the books but I do think before fans grow to critical realize as SR has pointed out they do have some changes to make for it to be fluid transitioning from book to screen.

    • It’s not a trailer, it’s a trailer teaser. It’s teasing a trailer.

      I agree trailer teasers are kind of lame, but no one’s calling it an actual trailer.

  2. Sheesh, a teaser for a trailer. LOL

    • That being said, im still gonna watch the hell out of the teaser. GOT!!!

  3. The Red Wedding wasn’t “absolutely shocking”. Ned Stark’s death was shocking. After the beheading, treachery, slaughter, and the killing of other ‘good’ people is to be expected.

    • @ Sam Utyn

      I have to disagree with ya there. Both qualify as absolutely shocking IMO.
      Sure, we all realized no one is safe after what happened to Ned but The Red Wedding was pretty shocking. Even as I was watching I thought that someone would survive that scene but nope Rob, his wife, his unborn child and then Catelyn were gone. I can’t think of a single scene I’ve ever seen on TV that punched me in the gut like that.

  4. Spoliler Alert! I agree, the Red Wedding punched me in the gut too. Freaking slaughter fest, but great great drama, which is why you watch a show like this! I am not sure how close all this is to the books, but I would imagine that the books are pretty brutal as well. All I have to say is thank God we weren’t born in the Middle Ages. Life was pretty rough…

    • I can say that the Red Wedding events of the show differed slightly from the books (we didn’t see Catelyn go mad and slash at her own face after seeing Robb killed, nor did we see her body dumped naked in the river after) but even so, it was still a pretty dramatic moment (I wasn’t shocked because someone spoiled it for me earlier in the season, it didn’t make me angry because I’m a sane person that doesn’t get angry at brilliantly written TV shows and it pretty much amazed me at how they managed to pull off such a bloodbath but give it emotional weight too).

      I honestly cringe when people said Breaking Bad was the best TV show ever and think “you can’t have seen Game Of Thrones then” because it has more excitement, interesting characters and great plots than that terrible show ever had.

      • Breaking Bad was far from a terrible show. Sure it was slow, but the final season was pretty darn amazing.

        People getting angry at big moments like the Red Wedding just proves how loyal the fan base is and how much they care about characters on a brilliantly written show adapted from a brilliant series. Doesn’t make people insane or stupid.

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