The latest trailer for George R.R. Martin and HBO‘s Game of Thrones season four has hit the Internet and it promises that there are many more people besides the Lannisters pay their debts. The kind of debts that gold can’t pay, but only through pain, suffering, and blood.
The music in the background is Devil Inside, by London Grammar. It certainly helps maintain the dark tone of this trailer. The series returns to HBO on April 6th and should also shoot quickly to the top of the most pirated show on television once again. I don’t know about you, but April 6th can’t get here fast enough for me.
Encouraged by the Red Wedding slaughter in the Riverlands that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses, the Lannisters’ hold on the Iron Throne remains intact … but can they survive their own egos, as well as new and ongoing threats from the south, north and east? While an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army in Dragonstone, a more immediate danger comes from the south, as Oberyn Martell, the Lannister-loathing “Red Viper of Dorne,” arrives at King’s Landing to attend Joffrey’s wedding to Margaery Tyrell, and perhaps act on an ulterior agenda. In the north, a depleted Night’s Watch seems overmatched against the inexorable Wall advances of Mance Rayder’s army of wildlings, which in turn is being trailed by an even more formidable foe: the undead White Walkers. As if that weren’t enough, Daenerys Targaryen, accompanied by her menacing trio of dragons and army of Unsullied, is poised to liberate Meereen, the largest city in Slaver’s Bay, which could ultimately provide her with enough ships to sail to Westeros and reclaim the Iron Throne.