MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Winter is coming fast with the season 6 premiere of Game of Thrones on April 25 in Asia. A new trailer has just dropped to ramp up the tension as it picks up from the cliffhangers of last season's finale.
The men of the Night's Watch are divided following the bloody mutiny against their Lord Commander, Jon Snow.
In Meereen, a triumvirate – composed of Tyrion Lannister, Missandei, and Grey Worm – fills in for Daenerys, who has been swept away by Drogon to the Dothraki Sea, where she is held captive by a khalasar.
Sansa Stark expresses a desire to avenge her slain kin, right after she fled from Winterfell – away from her abusive husband, Ramsay Bolton.
Midway through the trailer, we see a man in an armor emblazoned with the Targaryen sigil, and obviously, in present-day Westeros, there are no extant Targaryen soldiers.
Fans of the source material, the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George RR Martin, might recognize this as a lead-up to an earth-shattering flashback. Three words: Tower of Joy.
The incestuous Lannister twins, Jaime and Cersei, want to initiate a rebellion against the High Sparrow and his band of overzealous clergy after the latter suffered the humiliation of walking through King's Landing naked.
But Davos Seaworth pulls us back with a chilling statement. "The real war is between the living and the dead, and make no mistake. The dead are coming," he says, as we see the Night's King and his band of White Walkers.
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