HBO released an extended "Game of Thrones" season four trailer featuring spoilers in the form of commentary from the stars as well as the director this week.
The over-14-minute-long sneak peek, entitled "Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing," revealed dozens of plot sequences with dazzling footage of each of the "GOT" characters. The cast and crew recalled the horrific "Red Wedding" scene of previous third season and promised fans that season four will avenge and even top that shocking turn of events.
"Some of the most shocking and mind-blowing scenes of the entire series come at the end of this coming season," executive producer/writer/director David Benioff says during the trailer.
As previously revealed, the fate of Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) is uncertain in season four, as Dinklage explains his character has backed himself into a "dark corner" that he cannot get out of. However, the beloved dwarf character receives help from his brother Jaime (Nikolai Coster-Waldau), much to their sister Cersei's (Lena Headey) dismay.
Adding to the exciting cast is a brand new character, the "dangerous yet good" Oberyn Martell, portrayed by Pedro Pascal. The character receives an invitation to the royal wedding between King Joffrey and Margaery when he attempts to exact revenge on the Lannisters.
The extended clip goes on to reveal scenes of a royal wedding mixed with battles. Tyrion gets the last word, "If you want justice, you've come to the wrong place."
The trailer also displays Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), seated on a throne.
"They have a choice," she announces. "They can live in my new world or die in their old one."
Notwithstanding, Targaryen struggles with an inner conflict that is embodied in her loss of control of her ever-growing dragons.
"They are outgrowing the restrictions that she's placing on them, she has always feared it- I mean for goodness sake they are dragons," Clarke explains of her character. "They've killed her enemies, what's going to stop them from killing anyone?"
As the trailer proceeds, stars of "GOT" recall their characters' development, the intricate sets featured on the show, and even their favorite quotes during the trailer.
"The good guys are coming back this year," said Maisie Williams (who portrays Arya Stark) toward the end of the trailer.
"GOT" season four airs on HBO on April 6.