It’s nearly time for “Game of Thrones” to return to our TV screens, which means that the relentless “Game of Thrones” hackers and leakers are back at it.
The newest teaser trailer for HBO’s most popular fantasy show hit Youtube on Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14), but the video was quickly taken down only hours after being uploaded. An official version of the video has not yet been released.
The teaser appears to be set in the Hall of Faces, and it features the heads/faces of many of the dead characters from earlier seasons, including Ned Stark (Sean Bean), Robb Stark (Richard Madden), Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), and Jon Snow (Kit Harington). Some of these characters’ most famous lines echo ominously in the background, while we get a shot of all their faces.
Most alarming of all is the last shot of the teaser, which pans out over the faces of all of our currently alive characters in the same position. Does that mean Sansa (Sophie Turner), Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), Cercei (Lena Heady), Arya (Maisie Williams) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) are in danger?
Or is there more significance to be found in the choice to feature the “deceased” Jon Snow just before segueing from the dead to the living?
“Game of Thrones” premieres April 24, 2016.