Posted on Monday, March 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
With less than two weeks to go until the premiere, HBO has released two more Game of Thrones Season 4 trailers for your enjoyment. What they lack in length — they run about 30 seconds each — they more than make up for in action, excitement, and hints aplenty about the twists to come. Watch them both after the jump.
The newest Game of Thrones Season 4 trailers, which debuted on YouTube, consist mostly of familiar footage. The first one is a bit heavier on the action, while the second emphasizes the gnawing sense of dread closing in on the characters.
Here’s the promo titled “Awaken”:
And here’s “All Men”:
The HBO team has done a great job of showing off exciting bits without giving away too much. There’s plenty of drama here to salivate over, but not so much that all the major developments are telegraphed in advance. Although book readers will certainly smile at some of the references to upcoming plot arcs.
Game of Thrones kicks off its fourth season with the episode titled “Two Swords” on Sunday, 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.