Winter is definitely here…in about 107 days.
The new Game of Thrones teaser for its penultimate season set to premiere on 16th July, 2017 is out and whether you’re a fan or not, this 90 second clip will give you the chills, no matter what.
The trailer doesn’t really include any actual scenes from the coming season but directly hints at the power play between the three most powerful characters this season- Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and of course everyone’s favorite, Khaleesi (Emilia Clarke). Titled ‘Long Walk’, the trailer shows the three characters walking with a confident gait towards their respective thrones while James’ ‘Sit Down’ plays in the background.
Even though the promo is just a 90 second clip, it’s more than enough to set millions of fans reeling across the world and speculations regarding even the most minute aspects of the trailer are already rolling in.
It’s certain that Jon Snow walks towards the throne of Winterfell as we saw him winning it after the brutal Battle of the Bastards *goosebumps again*. Cersei (whose walk is EXTREMELY ravishing) sits on the Iron Throne having conquered the Seven Kingdoms (and blown up every possible enemy in the radius). What’s perturbing the audience is what throne does Daenerys sit on? Seeing the signature rock formations, it’s probably the throne at Dragonstone, the castle of her ancestors but its Game of Thrones and we can’t be too sure about anything.
The second most interesting thing other than Daenerys getting her own damn throne is Cersei’s breath in the last few seconds. Her breath is icy cold after which the promo immediately flashes to the eye of a white walker, probably the Night King. What does this mean now? Does it hint at the fact that winter has finally arrived in Westeros too? Or to make things more interesting, is it a hint at Cersei teaming up with the White Walkers or maybe even becoming one herself?!?!
These questions will only get even crazier as the premiere date of the season draws closer. 107 days and the makers of the show are NOT making the wait any easier on the fans by releasing such conspicuous trailers!!
By Tanishka Goel