HBO has released another new trailer for the seventh and penultimate season of Game of Thrones, which is set to premiere on July 16. The coming winter set to befall the Seven Kingdoms is the focus of the trailer, with House Stark’s iconic words taking on a new and even deadlier meaning: winter is here, and with it, comes war.
Watch the trailer for yourselves and see:
Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) bookends the trailer as she walks through the snow with her “mentor” Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen), who offers her some sage some advice: “Don’t fight in the North or the South. Fight every battle everywhere, always — in your mind.”
I’ll leave it up to you to watch the trailer a few hundred times to decipher it for clues, but two sections of dialogue really stuck-out for me:
Jon Snow (Kit Harrington): “For centuries our families fought together against their common enemy. Despite their differences, together. We need to do the same if we’re going to survive because the enemy is real. It’s always been real.”
Sansa Stark: “When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies…but the pack survives.”
HBO is set to premiere Game of Thrones‘ seven-episode seventh season on July 16, 2017, with the season consisting mostly of original content currently not in George R. R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire series, but will also adapt material from the upcoming sixth and seventh novels The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.