TV has officiallyoutpaced George R.R. Martin's writing (opens in new tab), so now, a Game of Thrones trailer isn't just a random montage of insignificant scenes that don't give anything away anymore—it's a BFD.
In this new teaser, Westeros prepares for all-out war as Daenerys and Stannis Baratheon both make power plays involving fire-breathing dragons and bearded dudes who don't think twice about stabbing other bearded dudes in the throat. Jon Sneeoowww is alive enough to make an appearance, as are Cersei and Margaery and a finger dripping blood and ARYA.
As Lorde Varys mansplains to Tyrion, "the seven kingdoms need someone strong—a ruler loved by millions with a powerful army and the right family name." Watch the preview below, then start placing your bets on who that could be.
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.
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