“You’re in the great game now,” Tyrion warns in the new, official trailer for Game of Thrones‘ upcoming sixth season. “And the great game is terrifying.”
That’s the understatement of the year, if the video above is any indication of the HBO drama’s forthcoming episodes. As a cover of “Wicked Games” plays in the background, Westeros’ main players endure danger, dirt and deceit — among other challenges and torments. Among the memorable moments: a tarnished Daenerys walks in the midst of an insanely large khalasar, Cersei vows “I choose violence” and Melisandre tearfully laments that “The great victory I saw in the flames, all of it was a lie.”
But can we talk about the blink-and-you-miss-it flash of Jon Snow’s corpse, which at least partly backs up portrayer Kit Harington’s recent comments on the subject? The actor recently said that the only new scenes he’s filmed for the series were “scenes of me being dead” and joked “It’s some of my best work.”
Also of note (in no particular order): Jaime and Cersei looking closer than they have in quite some time; blind Arya; Sansa looking rather self-possessed; Ser Jorah clutching a ring in a field; the (reanimated?) Mountain; explosions!; a dragon!; Bran with the Night’s King!; Brienne in glorious beast mode!
Game of Thrones returns on Sunday, April 24, at 9/8c. Until then, press PLAY on the video above, then hit the comments with your thoughts!