A set of three promos for HBO showcase many of the main cast of Game of Thrones in their season seven attire.
These three short clips feature the cast members from different HBO programs all saying “aahh” to try and imitate the iconic static sound of the network that plays before every show. Other than Game of Thrones, the clips also have the stars of shows like Veep, Silicon Valley, Westworld, The Leftovers, Ballers, Last Week with John Oliver, Divorce, Sesame Street, and others. Fans of these shows will enjoy seeing all of these talented actors together in these short videos.
The Game of Thrones characters featured in these clips include Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Sansa Stark, Arya Stark, Jon Snow, Jaime Lannister, Brienne of Tarth, Tormund Gianstbane, Tyrion Lannister, Bran Stark (in warg mode), Missandei, Varys, Sandor Clegane, Theon Greyjoy, Davos Seaworth, and Hodor. You might miss some of them if you blink.
Each character is wearing notably thicker clothing, probably because winter has finally arrived in Westeros, and they are also all sporting darker colors, as they gear up for the long night and the great war against the White Walkers. Every character has their own unique take on the HBO static.
For instance, Daenerys Targaryen is seen briefly pointing upwards so that her dragons can roar for her. Sandor Clegane and Arya Stark all shout the “aahh” more aggressively, as if charging into battle. The latter is even brandishing a sword. Tyrion and Cersei Lannister make a more sarcastic sound.
Jaime Lannister is hilariously staring at his golden hand. Other characters are notably calmer in their delivery such as Jon Snow and Sansa Stark. Hodor says “Hodor,” naturally.
It’s a fun set of promos that also give the opportunity for the Game of Thrones cast to be a bit goofy while in full costume. But some still remain in character, even when trying to “harmonize” the HBO static.
It’s a unique set of advertising, though Jon Oliver claims that there might be some “corporate bullying” involved. Nevertheless, it’s interesting to see a less serious promotion of the show, even if everyone is still dressed in black.
IGN has a whole gallery of all the characters featured in the three promos.
An earlier promo clip was released featuring Daenerys, Cersei, and Jon walking dramatically to their respective thrones.
Game of Thrones season 7 will premiere on July 16 on HBO.
Check out all three promos below: