“Death is coming for everyone and everything,” we’re told in the first full trailer for the much-anticipated third season of Game of Thrones.
Of course, death is nothing new in the fantasy drama known for killing off even it’s most senior characters, but the phrase “A darkness that will swallow the dawn” suggests the bloodshed could be heading for another level.
Judging by the size of the dragon glimpsed in the clip, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke, pictured above), The Mother of Dragons, could be behind a lot of that destruction. They don’t quite look the size for riding yet but they’re certainly not the (deadly) babies we saw at the end of series two.
Meanwhile, someone is promised “The revenge you want will be yours in time.” But as the trailer reminds us, there’s more than one person seeking vengeance in Westeros…
Game of Thrones returns to Sky Atlantic on Monday 1 April at 9pm.