In the real world, winter just ended. But HBO just gave us the first hint that winter is coming again, dropping the trailer for Season 7 of “Game of Thrones.”
A 90-second video with footage of the new season dropped on the show’s Twitter feed on Thursday afternoon, featuring the three likeliest candidates for ruling Westeros: Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jon Snow (Kit Harington).
Each appears to be walking toward the Iron Throne, but at the end of the promo it’s Cersei taking a seat — and by the looks of it, feeling right at home. She then exhales, and an icy breath lingers in the air, with a smash cut to the Night King, leader of the dreaded White Walkers who have been mounting their own campaign beyond the Wall.
What does it all mean? Check out the clip and let the speculation begin.
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Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” premieres July 16 on HBO.