New Game of Thrones Trailer Lacks White Walkers: What is HBO Hinting?
We all watched with rapture (maybe even Lord of Light level fanaticism) when the Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer was released yesterday, pouring over every detail.
But what stuck out most to some fans was what DID NOT appear: most notably, the white walkers and their army of the dead. Wtf, seriously. I mean, we even saw the Red Woman. What does this mean for the storyline, if anything. Is GoT hiding something? **Mock surprise**.
But seriously? Where were the White Walkers? Sam couldn’t have killed them all in the time between Seasons 6 and 7; he was too busy studying at the Citadel (Sam also didn’t make an appearance in the trailer, but that’s a different story). Last time we saw the White Walkers, they were destroying our hopes and dreams, attacking Bran and killing Hodor, the Three Eyed Raven and all the Children of the Forest.
But the fact that they were nowhere to be seen in the Season 7 trailer means a lot to many fans. After all, maybe the characters should really fear the white walkers that literally wield an army of the dead rather than worry about who is king. As Davos said, if people don’t band together, “then it doesn’t matter whose skeleton sits on the Iron Throne”.
Lucky or not, we know that the White Walkers will appear soon to wreak their havoc. After all, one is on the official poster for Season 7. That just leaves us with one question: where in the world is Brandon Stark?
You can watch the full trailer below. Game of Thrones returns to HBO July 16th, 2017.