A glimpse into the new season of GAME OF THRONES

A glimpse into the new season of GAME OF THRONES

If we've learned to expect anything from Game of Thrones is subtle and intriguing teasers that say a lot and not enough at the same time. With season seven on the way, the first teaser was dropped by HBO on Friday, and we think it looks terrific.

Titled "Long Walk," the 90-second video features Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), and Jon Snow (Kit Harington) taking a long walk to take a seat at the Iron Throne. The promo ends with Cersei taking a deep breath on the throne, and then flashes to the Night King at the end of the video. Winter is definitely here.

"There's a sense of players on a chessboard (or, perhaps, a Cyvasse board) moving into position; an implication that the next season may revolve around the fates of these three "players"." (Telegraph)

The editing is as rhythmic and voluptuous as you'd expect from such an epic production. With James' Sit Downplaying in the background, Jon Snow walks through a candle-lit castle, his feet pounding with every step, as he makes his way to his throne. Meanwhile, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) do the same.

Said James lead singer and lyricist Tim Booth in a statement, "Having read the books and watched the series twice, I was very excited when Game Of Thrones asked to use 'Sit Down' for their preview. I think the last two songs used were 'Heroes' and 'Wicked Game' — so we are in great company." As Booth noted, while James thought the Thrones team might opt for a cover of the track, they decided to go with the original recording instead. "Now, if only they would invite us to perform at Daenery's coronation …" Booth added. (EW)

Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres July 16.

   2020-06-19 08:12:57

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