Posted: 2:37 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014
By Johnny Brayson
We’ve already pored over the official trailer for Game of ThronesSeason 4 hoping to glean every bit of information from it we can about the new season. And just when we thought we were going to have to wait until the premiere on April 6 to learn anything more, HBO went and released a behind the scenes trailer for the new season, which features a sampling of little easter eggs for the attentive.
First, check out the promo:
And now we have some thoughts on bits of it that reveal info for attentive book readers.
Warning: This article contains spoilers from the A Song of Ice and Fire book series. Click away now if you don't want to know!
For those who were wondering where Brienne was in the official trailer, fear not; she pops up in this behind the scenes video. “For me, this season, the story just gets more intense and complex,” actress Gwendoline Christie says of Brienne. And proof of that can be seen at 1:35, where she and Jaime Lannister are sharing a moment involving a fancy sword. Could this be Jaime gifting the sword Oathkeeper to Brienne?
Peter Dinklage, who portrays Tyrion Lannister, says in the trailer, “These scripts this season are by far my favorite.” We think we know why, since this season is going to feature Tyrion’s trial for the murder of Joffrey. We even get a glimpse of the three judges presiding over the trial at 0:53: Tywin Lannister, and new characters Oberyn Martell and Mace Tyrell, all take a seat in the throne room.
We also seem to get our first glimpse at another new character, Wildling chief Styr, looking menacing at 1:27 and sporting some nasty scars on his bald head.
HBO seriously needs to keep releasing videos like this every week until April, otherwise we’ll never make it!