After much waiting the trailer for series 4 of Game of Thrones was finally released last night, and as expected it is absolutely amazing. As a reader of the books I have been looking forward to this series because I think it takes the characters to some unexpected and exciting places. It is more political, more twisted and a little less war hungry maybe. It is also less about the Starks and as the trailer demonstrates a lot more about the Lannisters.
The trailer has carefully shown you just a peek of things to come but left most of the bigger moments out without even a hint of what’s around the corner, and trust me there are some massive bits coming up.
|Had to have a GIF here because that face...and that tunic|
The stand out moment has to be the introduction of The Red Viper, or Oberyn Martell the Prince of Dorne (played by Pedro Pascal). For a new character he was very heavily featured in the trailer so expect him to stir
my feelings things up a bit.
Other exciting moments were the Night watch going up against the wildlings. Ygritte and Jon Snow on separate sides again? Either way the fall out looks great, it is one of my favourite action scenes from the books so I can’t wait to see it on the screen.
Then there is Daenerys and her ever growing dragons.
"They have a choice, they can live in my new world or they can die in their old one,"
This is a fairly defining series for her in terms of character development. In series one she was just a girl but now she is growing into a queen, is it time for her to decide what kind of leader she wants to be? It certainly sounds like it.
It may not have been the most action packed trailer but there is certainly a lot to look forward to. I cannot wait until April!