In less than a month, ‘Game of Thrones’ fans have been treated to trailer no. 2 of HBO’s upcoming fantasy drama due to hit the airwaves on July 16, 2017– and what a treat it has been! No wonder, the trailer has set the internet ablaze with 61 million views within the first 24 hours of its release.
The trailer gives a glimpse of, virtually, the entire cast of GoT – from Sansa to Tyrion; Theon to Davos Seaworth; Brienne to Podrick. We get to see Jon Snow, seemingly, north of the Wall and, of course, Littlefinger’s advice to Sansa – if that’s what it is!
Some of the high points of the trailer that gets the adrenaline pumping:
The trailer opens with Sansa in a slow-mo power walk with Littlefinger’s whispering advice in the background – “Don’t fight in the north, or the south. Fight every battle everywhere. Always. In your mind.”
Bran and Meera wait at the Wall to enter the Castle Black – the primary headquarters and redoubt of the Night’s Watch.
Up north, Jon and his men are getting ready for battle.
A large gathering is seen in King’s Landing.
We get a glimpse of Cersei in what appears to be a cave or a dungeon.
At Dragonstone, Dany is seen walking along Painted Table on the top floor of the Stone Drum in Dragonstone.
Brienne and Pod arrive at Winterfell.
The Hound looks ruffled in this particular shot.
An Unsullied is felled to the ground by an arrow through the heart – or just to the right of the heart, perhaps.
The Dothraki cavalry charges through the Lannister army front line.
Yara is seen jumping ship during a battle in this high-seas.
Lannister archers shoot arrows into the air overseen by Jaime and Bronn on horseback – probably trying to bring down a dragon.
Bran kills a flock of ravens spying on the Night King – He is seen in a wheelchair in front of the Winterfell weir wood tree.
Beric Dondarrion is brandishing a fiery sword which self-ignites.
Euron Greyjoy taking his armada of battleships to King’s Landing.
The Unsullied storm Casterly Rock — The gate is seen being opened by some of the Unsullied from the inside.
Here’s a battle scene with Drogon flying over Dany’s Dothraki horde on horseback charging fiercely ahead. Tiny Daenerys can be seen sitting on top of Drogon.
This is a second look at the sea battle with Theon and Yara looking visibly shaken.
Battle formation of the Lannister army.
Jon and his group are seen being swarmed by the army of the dead.
A welcome change of scene as Grey Worm and Missandei share a somewhat tender moment.
A silhouetted Hound draws his sword in a menacing stance.
Jon and Davos are in conversation at Dragonstone.
Here Jon is seen fighting a White Walker.
Dothraki riding through dragon flames.
Jon is seen escaping on horseback.
Jon slicing through an undead with his sword while Sansa delivers a powerful line: “When the snow falls and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives.”
Undoubtedly, it is one of the best trailers one can hope to see. Now, all that remains is an agonizing wait until July 16.