Either Ser Davos Seaworth is auditioning for a role on The Walking Dead, or shit is about to get real in season 6 of Game of Thrones.
“The real war is between the living and the dead,” the Onion Knight growls to the men of the Night’s Watch in a new trailer. “And make no mistake: The dead are coming.”
And that’s not all. In addition to a Thronesian menagerie of dragons, sex, nudity, total war, dungeons, alcoholism, cavalry charges, and dangerously communicable skin diseases—you know, the usual—we’re also getting a glimpse of some major plot points to come. The Lannisters face off with the High Sparrow and his followers. The Greyjoys, who would make for reasonably cool Vikings if they weren’t so busy droning on about saltwater deities, are at each other’s throats. The Wildlings must face down an intimidating infantry front of what look like Bolton troops. Bran Stark has awakened in his cave of wonders after taking a season off to work on his beard and perfect his fantasy baseball roster. Arianne Martell makes her debut as the Hot Chick from the Gym Who You’re Too Cowardly to Ask Out. Tyrion Lannister is drinking out with the friends of Daenerys Targaryen, even though she’s held captive of another khalasar.
Winter comes to HBO on Sunday, April 24. Get excited.