New promo for Game of Thrones season 7

The latest teaser for Game of Thrones features Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, and Jon Snow taking their places on their respective thrones.

Game of ThronesThe promo is called Long Walk and it indeed shows three of the show’s main characters taking a long, dramatic walk to their seats of power in Westeros. At the end of the last season, Jon Snow was named the new King in the North and he will be performing this role from Winterfell; Cersei Lannister effectively annihilated all her rivals and took the Iron Throne in King’s Landing; and Daenerys Targaryen finally set sail from Essos, to claim her own throne in Westeros.

According to the Guardian, a cover of James‘s song “Sit Down” plays in the background and the lyrics cleverly match the characters and the situations.  The words “breath of sadness” play when Jon Snow walks, and I particularly liked “those who find they’re touched by madness” when Cersei walks by.

Game of ThronesDaenerys is notably sporting darker and warmer clothing and she has apparently arrived at Dragonstone, the ancestral seat of House Targaryen. After Robert Baratheon’s rebellion, the castle at Dragonstone had been given to his brother, Stannis. But since the latter’s death, the fortress has become vacant. This indicates that she has successfully made the journey to Westeros and now has a base from which she can launch her military and cultural campaign and reclaim her right as the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.

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Winter has come to King’s Landing.

Another notable scene from the trailer is a breath of cold air from Cersei, showing how the harsh winter has arrived even in the warmth of King’s Landing. The scene zooms out and shows the bright blue eye of the Night King, a clue that the White Walkers are advancing through Westeros, leaving icy death and destruction in their wake.

The different rulers will need to work together if they want to survive the Winter but with everyone (except Jon) focused on keeping their grips on their power, this might prove most challenging. Most people have not even acknowledged the threat the White Walkers pose but soon this might not be the case anymore.

The next season of Game of Thrones will only have seven episodes, and this has been revealed to be the penultimate season of the epic drama. The show has been moving way past the source material so fans can only speculate what is in store for them as the series begins to wrap up its multiple, intricate story lines.

Game of Thrones season seven will premiere on July 16 on HBO.

Check out the promo below: