That the Lannisters always pay their debts is common knowledge in Westeros. But as a character in the new Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer points out, the Lannisters aren’t the only ones who pay their debts. In fact, a lot of what drives these characters is the idea of debt. People trade favors, take what they’re owed, retaliate against their enemies, and even, occasionally, try to pay back kindnesses.
All that said, it may be true that no one is better at paying back a debt than a Lannister. The video opens with a hell of a threat from Cersei (Lena Headey): “Your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you’ll know your debt is paid.” Chilling.
From there, it includes plenty of new footage including scenes of Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright), Jojen (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Theon (Alfie Allen), Ramsay (Iwan Rheon), and more. Watch it after the jump.
HBO debuted the Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer on the show’s official Facebook page following the red-carpet premiere in New York City.
The fantasy drama returns to HBO for its fourth season on April 6.
Encouraged by the Red Wedding slaughter in the Riverlands that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses, the Lannisters’ hold on the Iron Throne remains intact … but can they survive their own egos, as well as new and ongoing threats from the south, north and east? While an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army in Dragonstone, a more immediate danger comes from the south, as Oberyn Martell, the Lannister-loathing “Red Viper of Dorne,” arrives at King’s Landing to attend Joffrey’s wedding to Margaery Tyrell, and perhaps act on an ulterior agenda. In the north, a depleted Night’s Watch seems overmatched against the inexorable Wall advances of Mance Rayder’s army of wildlings, which in turn is being trailed by an even more formidable foe: the undead White Walkers. As if that weren’t enough, Daenerys Targaryen, accompanied by her menacing trio of dragons and army of Unsullied, is poised to liberate Meereen, the largest city in Slaver’s Bay, which could ultimately provide her with enough ships to sail to Westeros and reclaim the Iron Throne.