The trailer for Season 4 of Game of Thrones is finally here. It tells TV only fans a lot about what's coming up, but there's even more info to be gleaned for fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series.
We catch a glimpse of a lot of familiar moments from the books, and they help us get a sense of exactly what material this season will cover. We've gathered the most notable bits of info here.
Warning: This article contains spoilers from the A Song of Ice and Fire book series. Click away now if you don't want to know!
Dany as a queen. At :32 we catch a glimpse of Daenerys in a very impressive-l00king throne room, which we have to assume is located in the slave city of Mereen, where she declares herself queen.
Sons of the Harpy? At :24 and :34, Dany has some conversations with Ser Jorah regarding enemies, and at :30 we see a scene of a man, presumably in Essos, being smothered by a mob in an alley. Might these all be related to the Sons of the Harpy, the slave-loyalist group who rebels against Dany’s rule, eventually leading to her marriage to new character Hizdahr Zo Loraq?
Arya and needle. At :59 we see Arya holding what appears to be her old pal Needle, which we expect her to retrieve from some of The Mountain’s men, who get into a bar fight with her and The Hound. At 1:29 we see the two of them involved in some kind of scrap, which we're guessing is that very fight.
The Red Viper vs. The Mountain. Fan-favorite Oberyn Martell, AKA the Red Viper, looks to be very involved in Season 4, judging from the trailer. His most notable appearance, of course, is his duel with The Mountain, which we get a glimpse of at 1:09.
Jaime’s new hand. At :55 we see Jaime receiving his prosthetic hand, and what appears to be Cersei cringing. Looks like the beginning of the end of their relationship (yay!).
Jaime’s new sword. We also see Jaime handling a fancy sword with Tywin observing him appreciatively, at :37. Could this be the blade that goes on to become Oathkeeper? We think so.
Jaime does some reading. As the new Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, Jaime needs to do some homework. We’re guessing that massive book he’s reading at 1:17 is the White Book, which covers the history of every Kingsguard member there ever was.
Joffrey’s wedding. We see Joffrey and Margaery at the altar at 1:13, but that’s about it. It’s not surprising that the trailer doesn’t want to show too much of what goes down at the Purple Wedding.
Tyrion in chains. We see of Tyrion in shackles at :39, in a cell at :43, and complaining about a lack of justice at the end of the trailer. Clearly, his wrongful arrest for the murder of Joffrey will be a big focus this season.
The Wildlings attack the Wall. Another big storyline is going to be the war between the Wildlings and the Night’s Watch. We see trouble in one of the tunnels in the Wall at 0:51, Tormund Giantsbane leading a Wildling assault at 1:20, Alliser Thorne rallying troops at 1:21, and Jon Snow in action at 1:22.
Bran goes greenseer? Bran rolling his eyes back and placing his hand on a tree at 1:01 has got to be related to the Three-Eyed Crow, who is slated to appear this season. It looks like his story is moving a bit faster than it did in the books...
What is up with Theon? Meanwhile, at 1:24 we see Theon walking around in armor, looking rather un-Reek like. Clearly, his story is going to veer off from the books for at least a little bit. We can't wait to see where Yara's attempt at a rescue mission goes.Check it out yourself here!