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New Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer airing this Sunday

HBO has just announced that a new Game of Thrones Season 4 Trailer will air before Sunday’s highly anticipated True Detective finale (which airs at 9pm EST), and will feature the music of UK artists ‘Losers’.

Along with the announcement comes two previews via the official GoT Vine, check them out below:

It’s going to be an exciting week, with a new trailer as well as the ‘Politics and Power’ feature airing Tuesday at 8:30pm EST.

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  • I’m excited, but the vines have me worried as we’ve already seen both of those clips. Multiple times. The Vengeance trailer did nothing for me because it was mostly footage from the first trailer and the Foreshadowing feature. Here’s hoping this is a proper new trailer and we’re getting mostly new footage.

  • Josh,

    Well we’ll doubtless get a few new clips, enough to wet our beaks anyhow. And some nice lines of dialogue that we haven’t heard yet. But yeah, they do seem to have a few key moments that they recycle trailer to trailer. I’m fine with that though because we get to see how these moments which looks awesome, even if seen multiple times, fit in with different editing/music etc.

  • I hope they’ll show more new material, maybe a shot of the dragons, not only Drogon. These previews are great but we’ve already seen them already in the last trailer(s).

    I am not complaining though.

  • “I know what happens next…I saw you in my dreams. We’re in Carcosa now…he sees ya.”

    As much as I want to have another taste of season 4 I cannot wait for the True Detective finale. So many theories on who or what the Yellow King and Carcosa (literary allusions aside) could possibly be and whether my predictions will come to fruition. This line of Cohle’s haunts me: “I contemplate the moment in the Garden. To accept one’s own crucifixion.”

  • Greenjones,

    Well, I can’t remember the last GOT trailer that had a guy singer. Now that I think of it, trailer 2 of season 4 was a guy… But other than that I can only remember girl singers as far as seasons 2 and 3 go.

  • Greenjones,

    If that’s the song, hope they use the part starting about 2:13. Love to see what footage is used for that bit of insanity. Dragons, battles, RV vs Mtn, Mance?! and my fantasy, though I’m sure unlikely, an extreme CU on the eyes of LS, opening for the first time.

  • Bgap,

    They will not show that in the trailer. Nor in the series either, if you’d ask me. If they had in mind to include that scene (which isn’t even in the books anyway) it would have been in the season 3 finale, which desperately needed anything but Mhysa as a season ender (I’m sorry, but they already used the ‘giant-army-with-dragons-flying-in-the-sky-and-roaring-as-the-camera-pans-away-from-them-and-into-the-credits’ shot back in Astapor and it really didn’t do anything for me to see it again from a different angle).

    Either way, I think it’s a much better way to reveal that character as she was revealed in the books. Sudden, surprising, awesome and merciless.

  • Hand of the Kingslayer:
    Bgap,

    They will not show that in the trailer. Nor in the series either, if you’d ask me. If they had in mind to include that scene (which isn’t even in the books anyway) it would have been in the season 3 finale, which desperately needed anything but Mhysa as a season ender (I’m sorry, but they already used the ‘giant-army-with-dragons-flying-in-the-sky-and-roaring-as-the-camera-pans-away-from-them-and-into-the-credits’ shot back in Astapor and it really didn’t do anything for me to see it again from a different angle).

    Either way, I think it’s a much better way to reveal that character as she was revealed in the books. Sudden, surprising, awesome and merciless.

    To this day I’m sure they shot resurrection and didn’t use it – there are 2 tracks on soundtrack that they didn’t use in episodes and that never happened before

  • sati,

    Well the track “For the Realm” was just Ramin playing guitar, I think that was made specially for the soundtrack CD rather than for the show. As for the “Dark Wings, Dark Words” song, I really liked it. I hope they find use for it next season. But I doubt they would shoot that moment. There was a David Nutter interview that came out before the “Mhysa” episode that gave the impression that the ending they showed was very much the intended season ending.

    If they showed the resurrection onscreen it would ruin the shock of seeing her back out of the blue and in a horrible form. There’s a reason George ended with a epilogue from a Frey’s perspective rather than Beric’s.

  • I guess I’m glad they’re recycling several clips, since this is the third trailer, and we’re still almost one month off from the premiere. I think they should save the more epic moments such as the war and dragon stuff for the last trailer, if even then.

  • Lord Davos:
    Hollyoak,

    Is the red woman with the yellow king?
    That explains everything.

    LOL. Red Woman coming with da Yella King. Carcosa.

    Did you see the Joel McHale parody of True Detective? Google it. Hilarious.

  • We got 3 official trailers last year, so I’m assuming we’ll get 3 this year. Then, we’ll have a bunch of 30 second teasers like last year, too.

    I’m fine with the recycling of footage this year. There’s not much else to show without severely spoiling the direction of the season.

  • Greenjones,

    How do you know that this will be played? Last time they played Zack Hemsey’s score in the Vines and different song was there for Vengeance Trailer.

  • Eddard Stark II,

    You’re right, but I meant more to do with the bands that they are fans of, the National, Sigur Ros, the Hold Steady etc.

    Stannislaw,

    Because the band said that in the tweet that Lightbringer linked above.

  • Greenjones:

    D and D and HBO seem to have a very white-guy-in-their-thirties taste in music.

    LOL, true…

    Probably a combination of D&D’s taste in music, and HBO’s guess that GoT’s biggest single audience demographic is white guys in their 30s.

    Personally, I’m looking forward to Sigur Ros playing at Joff’s wedding.

  • Hollyoak: LOL. Red Woman coming with da Yella King. Carcosa.

    Did you see the Joel McHale parody of True Detective? Google it. Hilarious.

    You’ve got me cracking up… must look this one up, LOL !

    Alright alright alright !

  • Not that excited. It’ll probably be the same footage with tiny changes like the vines above

  • OMG! Stannis is the Yellow King!-Barathenon yellow house colour/stag imagery-er nothing else whatsoever! Wait! Greyjoy yellow squid signal? Clearly a reference to Cluhtulu?

    That said my obsession with True Detective has kind of made me hard to anticipate S4. It’s like I need it to be over to get back into it. HBO what have you wrought?

  • sati,

    I agree. I recall an interview with Michelle Fairley from late fall of ’12 when she dropped hints about one last scene she did for season 3. She said something along the lines of having to get an extreme hair cut and that it was shot with only a small crew, but wouldn’t say anything more. I’m convinced it was the reveal of LS and they decided to push it back to this season for greater impact.

  • Bgap,

    exactly. there was supposedly many scenes shot for Season 3 that didn’t make it, including a scene wit h Lysa, and Thoros of Myr which i also thought was LS

  • 1 – Winter Is Coming
    2 – The Kingsroad
    3 – Lord Snow
    4 – Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things
    5 – The Wolf and the Lion
    6 – A Golden Crown
    7 – You Win or You Die
    8 – The Pointy End
    9 – Baelor
    10 – Fire and Blood
    11 – The North Remembers
    12 – The Night Lands
    13 – What Is Dead May Never Die
    14 – Garden of Bones
    15 – The Ghost of Harrenhal
    16 – The Old Gods and the New
    17 – A Man Without Honor
    18 – The Prince of Winterfell
    19 – Blackwater
    20 – Valar Morghulis
    21 – Valar Dohaeris
    22 – Dark Wings, Dark Words
    23 – Walk of Punishment
    24 – And Now His Watch Is Ended
    25 – Kissed by Fire
    26 – The Climb
    27 – The Bear and the Maiden Fair
    28 – Second Sons
    29 – The Rains of Castamere
    30 – Mhysa
    31 – Two Swords
    32 – The Lion and the Rose
    33 – Breaker of Chains
    34 – Oathkeeper
    35 –
    36 – Turncloak
    37 – The Gift of Mercy
    38 – Say Her Name
    39 – The King Beyond the Wall
    40 – The Fall

  • Bgap,

    If anyone could link that interview you could begin to convince me of that theory. But why would she need a haircut? Her hair in the show was a wig and/or extensions to begin with.

  • Greenjones:
    Bgap,

    If anyone could link that interview you could begin to convince me of that theory. But why would she need a haircut? Her hair in the show was a wig and/or extensions to begin with.

    Wish I could find it. Tried searching and only came across this one, where she mentions the hair cut after the last day shooting the RW, and makes an excuse of why she got the cut. (she just needed a change of look, etc) Half way through the article. Not proof, I know, but perhaps it’s not a coincidence considering the hair ‘style’ of LS.

    http://www.accesshollywood.com/game-of-thrones-michelle-fairley-talks-emotional-red-wedding-and-why-fans-will-keep-watching-the-show_article_80265

  • Ser Davos Seaworth,

    No official word yet on episode titles #5-10. It looks to me like Greatness Arises just took the uncredible poster’s list a few weeks ago, moved “Gift of Mercy” from e8 to e7 and gave e8 the popular fan title “Say Her Name.”

  • God no. Not more Daenerys. Just get over her D&D. She had like six chapter in ASoS and guess how many Davos had? Six. Yet that Jesus Christ Reborn gets more screentime than Davos from Skagos.

  • Ser Lucas: Not this time, alas. I really wish I wrote it tho. At least is one thing left to finish …!

    All of us, ser.

    What do we say to finishing TWOW? ;-)

  • LaMuerta,

    Get over the fact that she’s by far the most popular character amongst the unsullied. I’m not a fan of her either, but it certainly makes sense to use her that much in the promos.

  • Ok predictable as it’s the finale of GOT and the featurette on season 3 is next Tuesday and not Sunday. Already the 3rd trailer, I suppose it’ll be the last but the last month will be hard to wait.

    I wait impatiently this trailer. But HBO is really bad with their Vine preview, it’s always Dany (which I can understand) but also, why don’t show us something actually new ?

  • Leo,

    I prefer the ‘say her name’ title, but knowing HBO they will probably give the RV duel episode a Dany name

  • Could Jon Snow BE more woeful? Oh and we finally got a glimpse of Dany’s left ear! YAY!

  • Talisa’s ghost,

    I’m sure there is always more room for woe.

    And I think that was a stunt ear. Personally, I’m looking forward to Yara rowing, and Bran mind-melding the tree in the trailer, we haven’t seen that often enough. There must be some other angle they can use…

  • zod,

    Among my Unsullied family my sister’s favourite character is Brienne, my mother’s is Jaime and my grandmother’s is Tyrion. None of them particularly care for Dany. (Yes I’ve got my entire family into GoT… )

  • matt,

    While I believe the Brotherhood actors’ CVs revealed they were supposed to be in one more episode last year, Bryan Cogman explicitly stated in a Q&A on WIC last year that the scene everyone is thinking of was definitely not shot last year, though he wouldn’t comment on whether or not it was considered.

  • wizardeyes,

    So?..

    I didn’t claim that she was everybody‘s favourite character, just that she was the most popular. Just take a look at the number of views the small teasers got:

    Tyrion dungeon tease: 450K
    Stark direwolf tease: 710K
    Dany dragon tease: 1.8M (that’s 700K more views than the other two combined)

    See the reason why they make sure to feature her character a lot in the promos?

  • I am a Sullied and I love Dany, but I do agree that they show her a little too much. But it makes sense, since most of the unsullied really love her…
    I want more Bran, I’m getting tired of that half a second shot of him with the wierwood that they have shown in all the trailers so far. I get why they recycle the shots of Sansa and Joffrey since it would get really spoilery if they showed more but why not show more of the other characters!?

    Trailer #2 was good, but it was kinda dissapointing to me when compared to the first trailer…

  • Balerion,

    I think they want to convey more of mood, really. Thus all the fighting fighting fighting – dramatic line delivery à la “I will do what queens do, I will rule” – fight fight fight – mysterious look from Mel/Cersei – fight fight fight – dragon. It’s also meant to draw in new viewers, and showing conversation scenes – which we know make up a lot of the series – is less likely to be emotionally affecting, especially if you don’t know the characters. Spectacle is where it’s at.

  • Satin,

    You are right.

    I think I now know what I want from this trailer: a post-credit shot like the last trailer had with Leaf , a first look at the children of the forest would be amazing and it would create a lot of buzz too.

    But maybe that would reveal too much…

  • Balerion,

    hmm. I think that it would work better if Leaf showed up completely unannounced, like Mel’s Murderous Shadowbaby. It would be a great wtf moment, not to be wasted on a trailer.

  • Just make sure there isn’t another random wight walker in the trailer pretending to be Coldhands.

  • ok that vine of dany …daim…. i was scrolling down and for a second it looked like she was riding right outta the screen towards me which was fuckin hawt!!!!….Khaleesiiiii…. ahh well …still Sansa’s Knight

  • Bgap:
    sati,

    I agree. I recall an interview with Michelle Fairley from late fall of ’12 when she dropped hints about one last scene she did for season 3. She said something along the lines of having to get an extreme hair cut and that it was shot with only a small crew, but wouldn’t say anything more. I’m convinced it was the reveal of LS and they decided to push it back to this season for greater impact.

    I think if there was such an interview people would know so stop making stuff up

  • I never understood why people hate Dany and love Jon. Jon is really not all that interesting. And he is somehow even more boring in the show.

  • house snow,

    This seems a very common thing with this fanbase. I don’t think it’s making stuff up so much as misremembering the truth as something which confirms wishful thinking.

    I remember the interview about her getting her haircut and I myself was one of several who jumped to the conclusion that it must be because they filmed a LS scene. That’s all that happened.

  • Al Swearengen:
    Just make sure there isn’t another random wight walker in the trailer pretending to be Coldhands.

    You mean that wasn’t Coldhands?! Hahahah I hope to see him on his Elk, with a murder of crows, leading Bran to the cave. They better not mess with that Elk and put him on a horse! I’ll cry sacrilege and refuse to watch his scenes. That should hurt HBO ratings real bad.

    Honestly though, I’d wish they’d not cut him out. Bran’s journey is much richer with him providing the mystery element in it. Whatever they decide though, I’m sure it will make sense from a TV show script point of view.

  • pntrlqst:
    house snow,

    This seems a very common thing with this fanbase. I don’t think it’s making stuff up so much as misremembering the truth as something which confirms wishful thinking.

    I remember the interview about her getting her haircut and I myself was one of several who jumped to the conclusion that it must be because they filmed a LS scene. That’s all that happened.

    Wishful thinking? Please don’t be one of those people who actually think LS won’t be on the show.

  • am I the only one who notices Jon is under the night fort. This is the exact same tunnel where Sam said goodbye to Bran. I mean look at the light at the end of the tunnel exact same where Bran and company left through last season.

  • sati,

    No, I think she will be. I’m just saying this fanbase misremembers facts in order to strengthen their belief that certain events will happen. Said Michelle Fairly interview does not exist.

  • Sooo, has anyone discussed what’s up with Sir Jorah Mormonts armor? Bear island emblem on the chest and what looks like dragon livery on his shoulders??

  • Song,

    I don’t hate Dany, and I totally get why she is all over the marketing. But I sometimes idly wish we’d live in this alternative universe, where the show gets promotion dealing with the complex characters and the interesting political storylines, and not the white-haired chick with the dragons or the broody dude in the black furs. For me, there is a huge disconnect between what the show is, and what the marketing claims it is. That is totally normal, of course, but obviously people see it, and some get impatient with it.

  • OT: Found this on the WiC-tumblr. Is this really the shows version of Oathkeeper? I mean the season hasn’t even started yet and they already show it at an exhibition? Click.

  • Lord Davos,

    Looking at the post Fury made about the exhibition I’m pretty sure it will. Oberyn’s costume is also at the exhibition and we have seen it in promo footage for the next season. Technically we have seen Oathkeeper as well of curse, but not very clearly.

  • Satin:
    Song,

    I don’t hate Dany, and I totally get why she is all over the marketing. But I sometimes idly wish we’d live in this alternative universe, where the show gets promotion dealing with the complex characters and the interesting political storylines, and not the white-haired chick with the dragons or the broody dude in the black furs. For me, there is a huge disconnect between what the show is, and what the marketing claims it is. That is totally normal, of course, but obviously people see it, and some get impatient with it.

    The marketing is mainly aimed the casual viewers and to draw in completely new ones. This isn’t achieved without putting some hot chicks and badass action in the trailer.

    Those who are invested in the many political intrigues, etc, don’t need trailers to come back every season, so no marketing specifically targeted at them!

  • Lord Davos,

    Oh, I see. Well, that I don’t know. But I can’t think of any reason why it shouldn’t be in season 5. – Unless Brienne bites the dust of curse.

  • adense,

    I know. Thus “alternative universe.” ;) I usually just marvel at the divide between trailer world and show world. If the show was like the trailers, it frankly would make me go zzzzzzz.

  • Satin,

    This is it. These exhibitions have been going on for years (year?) and we’ve seen items be returned to the show once filming a begins. They don’t just throw these things away.

  • Abyss,

    That’s definitely the same sword that we saw in the trailer. Your own gifs have ingrained the look of the sword into my memory and its definitely had that lion pommel and red leather sheath.

  • Don’t care,

    I understand that you have to do justice to your name, but if you had read what I wrote, you would have seen that I get why trailers are like they are. Not to mention that I explained the functions of trailers myself a few posts above that.

  • Ugh it better be with entirely new footage not like the lame 2nd trailer of recycled clips pls…

  • hodor,

    The second trailer was better than the first. It was more than just random clips and actually helped Unsullied understand what to expect unlike the first trailer (which was more for Sullied viewers to pick at, if I had to guess).

    Overall, I think we’ll be seeing a lot more recycled material and a lot more new material. I think we’ll get a better glimpse at the dragons, maybe some new shots from the battle and surely some new close ups and voice overs. I hope we’ll get some more shots of Theon/Ramsay and Yara. Some new Bran material would be nice, too (for fuck’s sake, COLDHANDS OR NO COLDHANDS?!).

  • Satin:
    Song,

    I don’t hate Dany, and I totally get why she is all over the marketing. But I sometimes idly wish we’d live in this alternative universe, where the show gets promotion dealing with the complex characters and the interesting political storylines, and not the white-haired chick with the dragons or the broody dude in the black furs. For me, there is a huge disconnect between what the show is, and what the marketing claims it is. That is totally normal, of course, but obviously people see it, and some get impatient with it.

    I get what you’re saying here. As demonstrated with many TV series, the marketing dept ‘s decision aim for a certain perspective which doesn’t necessarily ( always ) mirror what the viewer hopes to see. Sometimes it’s the sensationalized scenes or flashes of favourite characters ( high in the polls ). Whom these scenes resonate with is all over the survey map. That’s not a bad thing, the execs end up reaching a broad spectrum of viewers. For those heavily invested , emotionally, in the series, the previews either disappoint or excite, one extreme or the other . It’s hard to satisfy readers with foreknowledge of the TV series. There’s hardly a broad spectrum that effectively satisfy them__us, completely. Newbies and Unsullied are really intrigued regarding the hype and eager to learn with the
    upcoming episode. For me, the trailers often underwhelm, but I occasionally watch just to obsess over some detail ( like armor or environment setting ). I can’t blame the execs for my attitude. I respect what they must do to promote the series, as I accept my true reason for my nonchalance about the way they go about it. Many of the hyped scenes are low on my list , I’m too greedy for the entire episode. Gotta stay tuned for the details, I guess. *>*

  • All i read are cry babies in this forum. Crying because Daenerys gets a cover or a footage while their favorite character does not. NEWS FLASH! This story has a lot to do with Daeny so deal with it. I would love for a stannis promo since
    he is my favorite but I’m okay how they market because it makes sense!

  • Sansa’s Knight:
    ok that vine of dany …daim…. i was scrolling down and for a second it looked like she was riding right outta the screen towards me which was fuckin hawt!!!!….Khaleesiiiii…. ahh well …still Sansa’s Knight

    I like how you refer to yourself as Sansa’s Knight, Sansa’s Knight. Funny.

  • Abyss,

    They also have Needle on display so I don’t think its strictly for props we won’t see any more of. I’m sure they have more than one of each prop sword.

  • I seriously don’t understand. You complain Danny and Jon being shown to much in promos. For us fans of those two, that is all we have. Jon has been so mistreated on the show since season two. Let us have something at least.

  • Konradsmith,

    Hey myself, I’m just checking if the admins will let me use my old name again.

    EDIT: How about that! They wouldn’t let me under my other email, but I guess, unless they want rid of me again, I’m back. Maybe I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and say that it could’ve been my email glitching.

  • Nezzer,

    Hopefully it’s the song you are imagining – and if it is, you can purchase it through iTunes before the album comes out next month! Our track ‘Turn Around’ will be the featured in tonight’s Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer 3! Get it on iTunes now!

  • Ours is the Fury,

    I’m not trying to be a prick, Fury and maybe it was just a glitch but the timing of what happened seemed a bit suspect to me. I’ll go into if necessary but that whole thread was deleted so maybe there’s no point.

  • I definitely believe if they are using a ‘Losers’ song, it will be “Azan”

    When I first heard this song, I actually thought “this will be a cool track to use as a Game of Thrones preview.”

    Soft, poignant melody & Lyric, bursting into defiant, violent rage!

    “… This is the part of me that you cannot Chain..”

    Not too forget… title sounds like PtwP :o)

  • Losers,

    Think you guys are Awesome!

    You’re working your way into knocking “Radiohead” and “The Killers” off my Top Bands podium.

    Cos … my mates also remind I have Crap taste in music as I also liked “Sugababes” so I may not be a good advertisement for you ;)

    Keep it up, guys.

    fortyish-kiwi-white-guy

  • Josh Atreides:
    “I know what happens next…I saw you in my dreams. We’re in Carcosa now…he sees ya.”

    As much as I want to have another taste of season 4 I cannot wait for the True Detective finale. So many theories on who or what the Yellow King and Carcosa (literary allusions aside) could possibly be and whether my predictions will come to fruition. This line of Cohle’s haunts me: “I contemplate the moment in the Garden. To accept one’s own crucifixion.”

    It’s a good thing I have no clue what comes next because I’ve strung along for the entire ride to crazy town, with this show. I can’t believe the finale is suddenly here, seems like I’ve been mesmerized since the season began. I need a couple more episodes before an explosive event. I must say also that McConaughey and Harrelson are serving up stellar performances with truly inspired script. Still reeling from the backflip of implicating Cohle then re-directing the storyline. The entire project has been riveting, in both it’s presentation and the stark reality of rural life in the US.

  • Hand of the Kingslayer,

    Just wanted to add that the song they used for trailer #2, Vengeance ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2ZNaLQD60Y ), is a cover performed by the Everlove of “Cities in dust”, a 1986 song by Siouxsie and the Banshees.(One of the greatest bands ever !)
    At 00:33, you can indeed hear a guy singing, but after several hearings, I’m wondering if they’re not using Siouxsie’s original vocals at 1:01.

    Here is the original song : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Inld-zDad0c
    It definitely sounds very 80’s, with way too much synth, and would have been impossible to use for a GoT trailer in its original state.
    (But I can think of several epic songs by the Banshees that would have been great for this job, like for instance “Bring me the head of the preacher man” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l-INqn23IY&list=PLBB7C5B1A2FD68AD7, or “Blow the House down” : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UU17VLiypY&list=PLBB7C5B1A2FD68AD7)

    Sorry if i’m off topic, but sometimes trailers are great to bring old bands back to memories and I think Siouxsie deserves it ;> !