HBO has released four official trailers for Game of Thrones season 7. The first two are a little nontraditional. Back in March, HBO kicked things off with its “Sigils” teaser, which was basically a short animated movie featured statues modeled off the sigils of the Great Houses of Westeros battling each other. At the end, they all crumble into dust as the Night King looks on. Ominous, that.
The image of the camera pulling back from the scene to reveal the Night King was continued in the “Long Walk” promo, which features images of Jon Snow, Cersei Lannister, and Daenerys Targaryen walking toward their respective seats of power. Obviously, none of these shots will show up in the actual show — HBO recorded them because it’s just that extra.
Taken at face value, this trailer suggests that Cersei, Daenerys and Cersei will all be fighting each other. There’s only supposed to one ruler in Westeros, after all. But we’re betting there’ll be an alliance or two before all is said and done.
Also, if you’re wondering, the song is a slowed-down version of “Sit Down” by the British rock band James.
Then, about a month ago, we got our first official trailer for season 7. And by “official,” I mean it actually has scenes from the show. Bask in its glory:
As Cersei implies at the top of the trailer, she has a lot of enemies. However will she defeat them? Wait a week. Geez.
In other notables, we have Unsullied soldiers invading Casterly Rock, Melisandre on Dragonstone, a fire at sea, and a Dothraki horde riding alongside a dragon. Should be good times.
And lastly, HBO dropped a second full trailer just a couple of weeks back. Soak that in:
Mysterious images here include Bran in the Winterfell godswood (so he makes it home!), Greyjoy ships in Blackwater Bay (a Cersei-Euron alliance?), Jaime riding a horse pell-mell over a scorched battlefield, and Jon Snow facing down a horde of wights somewhere beyond the Wall. Playing Ramin Djawadi’s “Light of the Seven” over these images kicks everything up another notch.
Hyped yet? If not, an enterprising YouTuber cut all of these trailers together into one “Ultimate Trailer,” and for that they have our thanks.
Basically what we’re getting from this is that season 7 will be one long bloodbath. We’re here for it.
Season 7 airs on July 16.