The official trailer for “Game of Thrones” Season 6 is finally here, and you’ll probably want to watch it at least a dozen times to catch all the hidden Easter eggs.
The short trailer takes on a mournful tone, accompanied by a cover version of the song “Wicked Game” from James Vincent McMorrow. While it’s incredibly light on Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), Jon Snow (Kit Harington), and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), the three characters whose fates were left most uncertain at the end of Season 5, there are a few clues to be found.
Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) can be seen finding the pearl ring Daenerys dropped as a bread crumb, meaning that he and Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman) must be hot on her trail. The Khaleesi is also shown staring up at the base of the great horse statue that marks the entrance to Vaes Dothrak.
As for Sansa, our short peek at her is accompanied by a voice over from Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), of all people. Does this choice suggest that the former husband and wife will meet again now that the show has veered so far from the original source material?
Jon Snow still remains a mystery, but we’ve got a feeling they’ll drag that one out until the bitter end. Let’s just hope he comes back to life before Davis (Liam Cunningham) can cut his head off.
Other characters like Cersei (Lena Heady) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and their son Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman) are more prevalent, as King’s Landing continues to be plagued by religious zealots. Arya’s (Maisie Williams) nonsensical Bravos storyline barely warrants interest, except for the fact that she still seems to be getting slapped around in the House of Black and White.
The most climactic tease of the trailer happens towards the end, when we get our first peek at Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright).
After being absent for all of Season 5 (his story has run out in the books), Bran returns in dire straights. For just a flash of a second, we see Bran turn to find the dreaded Night’s King behind him amidst a snow terrain. Yikes! The fact that he’s standing means it’s probably only a vision, but with “Game of Thrones” there is no guarantee.
“Game of Thrones” returns April 24, 2016 on HBO