Most of Fall TV’s shows are coming to a close, and you know what that means…Spring TV trailer season! Yesterday was Ryan Murphy’s big, tall glass of O.J., and today we got our first look at Game of Thrones‘ sixth season.
Well, it was more like our first listen, as anything new was presented by voice-over. The only thing we actually saw was a reminder Game of Thrones‘ loves decapitation, dismemberment, death, and whatever the hell the Night’s King did to that poor baby.
With that said, here are some key observations to take away from Game of Thrones‘ season six teaser:
- That first voice you hear belongs to the Three-Eyed Raven, who we last saw telling Bran Stark he would never walk again, but he would fly. The trailer features the first time we hear the character voiced by Max von Sydow (AKA Father Merrin from The Exorcist. Spooooky). Quick refresher, the three-eyed raven started off as a vision Bran was having of just that, a raven with three eyes, which led Bran beyond the Wall. There, in a snowy cave guarded by living skeletons, he found not a raven but this guy:
- That other voice? Bran himself, intoning “They have no idea what’s going to happen.” This line is appropriate on so many levels. For one, yes, barely anyone in Westeros knows Bran is even still alive. The one person who knows for sure currently doesn’t remember his name and is missing the majority of his teeth as well as…some other stuff. But on another level, no one knows what Bran is going to do. You see, the HBO show Game of Thrones has just about caught up to Bran’s storyline in George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novel series (minus some tree-hopping stuff). From here on out, pretty much everything Bran does will be a surprise to book and show lovers alike.
- Also, if all is right and just with the world, the return of Bran Stark also means the reemergence of everyone’s favorite giant mute Hodor, which means I can once again use the best GIF on the internet:
- It’s important for everyone to note that the teaser, in no way, confirms Jon Snow being alive. The only shots we get of him here are A) Looking back at the Wight ass-kicking he received at Hardhome and B) bleeding to death. This is crucial to note after everyone saw that poster of a pretty dead-looking Jon and screamed “JON IS ALIVE.”
- “The past is already written. The ink is dry.” What an interesting line, considering it’s followed by a montage of every major death in the past that fans want to take back. It’s also intriguing because a big part of what the Three Eyed-Raven teaches Bran to do is (Book and I guess Show spoilers) inhabit godswood tree’s throughout time, observing the past. This includes moments in which Bran would certainly like the ink to still be wet, such as scenes including his much younger father, Ned Stark. Considering casting calls from earlier this year pretty much confirmed we will see a young Ned along with his brother Brandon and Robert Baratheon, there’s a strong possibility we’ll get to do some tree-hopping as well.
Either way, Game of Thrones returns in April. And I have no idea what’s going to happen.