It’s officially here, “Game of Thrones” fans! The first promo for Season 7 of everyone’s favorite fantasy drama has dropped, and predictably, it doesn’t tell us anything about the actual show.
While it’s a pretty big bummer that this teaser is more promotional than spoilery, it’s not exactly surprising. “Game of Thrones” typically releases a short teaser, which doesn’t reveal any key plots in the early days of promotion, saving the actual full-length trailer for closer to the premiere date. We’ll just be over here patiently waiting for the next one to drop.
Aptly titled “The Long Walk,” the promo features the three warring rulers of Westeros walking towards their respective thrones. Cersei (Lena Headey), garbed in her black diva dress from the Season 6 finale, marches through the throne room of the Red Keep up to the Iron Throne, while Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) walks through a mysterious new location to a pretty awesome new rock-like throne. Jon (Kit Harington) is, of course, in the Great Hall of Winterfell, and his throne is more utilitarian than decorative. Typical Jon.
The entire walk is seen through the eerie, blue eye of a White Walker, as Cersei releases a steam breath, indicating Winter is here. The threat of the White Walkers has been hanging over the series for six years now, and every year we get just a little bit closer to seeing them invade Westeros.
If this teaser is any indication, the war for Westeros is only a preamble to the main event: The war to save it.
“Game of Thrones” premieres July 16, 2017 on HBO.