Game of Thrones Drops Thrilling Official Season 7 Trailer
Game of Thrones has dropped their season 7 trailer, putting into sharp focus just how action-packed things are going to be. The trailer hints at what stars Kit Harington and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau mentioned in a recent interview; season 7 is going to start fast and stay that way. Everything you're excited about—colossal dragons involving themselves in massive battles, the Starks reunited, the Lannisters plotting, Dany in Westeros with her army, and the fate of Westeros on the line—it's all here. It'll be next to impossible for GOT fans to watch this trailer and not feel their six-year investment paying off right before their eyes. To get to this point, the show has relied on not only its' big-ticket stars (many of whom became stars thanks to the show), showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss and the directors, but the entire GOT team, from costume designers to prop masters to stunt professionals. The list is huge. And HBO deserves credit for pouring a ton of resources into the show, especially in the final two seasons, to make sure the investment from everyone involved, from the creators to the fans, was matched by the network. This doesn't look like the trailer to a TV show, it looks the trailer to the final trilogy in an epic cinematic franchise.
We’ve got Dany finally in Westeros (after SIX SEASONS OF INCHING HER WAY THERE), Cersei and Jaime in King's Landing, after her macabre, darkly brilliant machinations at the end of last season, and the surviving Starks reuniting at Winterfell. All of these players are preparing to do battle, while a fourth entity, the Night’s King and his White Walker army, are about to make all their squabbling seem small indeed.
Game of Thrones season 7 premieres on July 16, 2017. A decent portion of the world will be watching.
Featured image: Season 7 (2017): Emilia Clarke. Photo: Helen Sloan/courtesy of HBO