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After months of checking YouTube and leaving our TVs tuned to HBO 24 hours a day, our persistence has paid off: The first look at Game of Thrones Season 4 has arrived!

HBO has released their end of the year promo video for 2013, and in it they also look forward to what’s coming up in 2014 for their shows, including the crown jewel of their current collection, Game of Thrones. In the video, we get five seconds of new footage from Season 4, so you’ll have to refrain from blinking to avoid missing any morsel of potential information you hope to glean from it.

The full promo video can be viewed below, and the new GoT footage comes in at 1:37.  Warning: they do show a bit from Season 3’s Red Wedding, so to avoid living through that again, close your eyes from 0:12-0:18 (you’re welcome).

Now, if you only want to view the Game of Thrones part without wading through video of HBO’s other shows, you can see that here. But just be aware, the quality of that video isn’t as good as the one from HBO.

While we don’t have an exact premiere date yet for Season 4, we can expect some time in early spring, 2014.

Check out the preview yourself here!


Did we miss anything? Get anything wrong? Let us know in the comments below!

Once Upon a Time returns on Sunday, March 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.