'Game of Thrones' season 4 teaser video released: 7 spoilers
A 14-minute-and-a-half-long teaser video for season of "Game Of Thrones" has been released and contains sneak peek footage of what's to come as well as interviews with cast members such as Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister).
The new season premieres on April 6. Check out 7 spoilers revealed and watch the clip below.
1. The "Purple Wedding"
The evil teenage King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) finally weds his fiance, Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer). Glimpses from the lavish event are shown in the video (vegetarians, you may want to skip ahead)."I would find it very hard that I would have a wedding ceremony replicated like that again in my career," Dormer says in the video.
"It was majestic," Gleeson says. "It was shimmering. It just looked pristine. That's something Joffrey likes -- something ostentatious and grand."
2. A "dangerous season" for Tyrion
"I know how important the Red Wedding is to so many fans of the show and the books but we pick up the pieces and top it in my ways," Dinklage says in the video. "Tyrion has never been faced with this much public humiliation because he usually has an answer for it. He's usually center stage and he usually is better at it than the people around him. This time around, he's left as an audience member."
Lena Headey, who plays added that her character Cersei, Tyrion's sister, is "quite happy" to inflict emotional damage upon her brother. (What else is new?)
3. Enter Prince Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper
This is one of the new characters that will make his debut this season. The prince, who is from Dorne, is a "deeply passionate person" and "very dangerous" but is "also good," according to Pedro Pascal, who portrays him. The character seeks revenge against the Lannisters, who killed his sister Elia and her children. The prince received the nickname the Red Viper because he reportedly killed a man with a poison-tipped sword when he was a teenager.
4. Jon Snow deals with changed relationships.
Poor Jon Snow. Last we saw him, he had reunited with his friend Sam (John Bradley-West), a fellow member of the Night's Watch, after being shot with arrows by former lover and wildling Ygritte (Rose Leslie) after he betrayed her people.
"Jon is not the same man from season to season," Harington says in the video. "We find him in season 4 he's in a very bad place as far as how he feels he treated Ygritte in his honor because of that, not only breaking his vows to the Night's Watch but breaking his vows to her. He's in a lose-lose position, really. But he has to make good."
Harington also says there is more confrontation between Jon Snow and Sam this season.
"It's a very different relationship we find themselves in," he says. "But still a loving one, still a caring one and I think without Sam, Jon would crumble."
5. Was Daenerys' work was for nothing?
Daenerys Targaryen is the Mother of Dragons, by birthright, and has three fire-breathing dragons of her own. With their help, she has liberated slaves in cities as she moves across to realm during her quest to claim the Iron Throne as her birthright. But many of the people appear to be lost without her.
"The cities that Dany has previously liberated are beginning to revolt," Clarke says. "If you don't leave them with any kind of instructor or any kind of a commander who shares the same morals and views as the person who liberated them, then it's a free-for-all."
6. Speaking of her dragons -- they're growing ...
"They are outgrowing the restrictions that she's placing on them," Clarke says. "She's always feared it. I mean, for goodness sake, they're dragons."
7. Can we expect more than one "Red Wedding"-type of moment?
Last season, fans around the world (who probably did not read George R. R. Martin's books on which the series is based) gasped in horror and disbelief as they watched two veteran characters get slaughtered at a wedding. Executive producer D.B. Weiss says in the video that season 4 does not build "towards one specific climactic event," adding: "There are more climactic events in season 4 than there have ever been before."
Harington had told OTRC.com in a recent interview that season 4 of "Game Of Thrones" was more action-packed than previous seasons (check out what else Kit Harington said).
(Pictured above: Emilia Clarke appears as Daenerys Targaryen in a scene from season 4 of "Game of Thrones." Credit: HBO. "Game Of Thrones" is listed on OTRC's list of 13 Best TV Shows - find out why.)
Watch the "Game Of Thrones" season 4 teaser video and a trailer below. (Warning: Contains explicit language.)