It’s so close, we can almost taste it. Game of Thrones season 6 is – after a year-long wait of incredible anguish – finally upon us. It’s five days away. Yes, only five. In the usual manner of ramping up the marketing campaign, HBO has dropped another action-packed trailer to whet the appetite tantalisingly.
Billed as an ‘Event Promo,’ the 30-second clip contains snippets of new footage, but is edited and packaged in such a way as to bombard us with more action and thrills. Whereas the previous two, longer trailers had a degree os pacing and restraint – to begin with anyway – this latest teaser packs one hell of a punch from word go.
It opens with an ominous voiceover from Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister, saying “Whoever you are, wherever you go, someone wants to murder you.”
Just as he finishes, we’re hit with another exciting shot of the Tower of Joy flashback, with a dual-wielding Targaryen knight ripping into combat. Then, we get another glimpse at the Night’s King. Then, there’s a quick-cut sequence of all things battle and dragons before ending with Tyrion asking “are you afraid?”