Behold, the moment all “Game of Thrones” (GoT) fans have been waiting for has finally arrived albeit quite quietly and sneakily. No, we’re not talking about the premiere of Season 5 of GoT. We’re talking about their social media campaign and a couple of small teasers, just enough to pique your interest and remind you that yes, you are dying of suspense.
The first GoT teaser arrived in the most mysterious of ways, when the official GoT Facebook page posted a video to promote a new Season 5 website and its social media campaign. In case you missed it, watch it here:
As seen in the video above, it said that the “three eyed raven” will give fans “visions” of the upcoming season. Also, as seen in the video, we still get a glimpse of Bran although word has it that he won’t appear in Season 5. Not sure why Arya is holding a needle but there’s that very ominous door that may allude to the House of Black and White in Braavos that Arya visits in the books.
This could mean a variety of things that may lie in Arya’s future in GoT. Hmm.
In any case, when fans hit up the site, they’d need to sign up with a mobile phone number or Twitter account to receive “the power of the Sight”.
Then, HBO surprised fans again on Monday (15th Dec) evening when a second teaser was sent out via text message and Twitter. The message said simply, “The Raven brings the Sight”, with a link to a new GoT teaser video. There was a catch though – the video could only be watched once. After that, it was gone. And there was nothing that anyone could do about it.
Until one GoT fan, Redditor d4rknut, turned that around, of course. Because that fan was able to record the teaser for all of us to enjoy!
Check out the video below, which gives a quick glimpse of Sansa, Tyrion, Cersei behind a window, a three-eyed raven, someone rowing a boat and a book being shut:
It’s unclear whether or not any of this footage is new or from earlier seasons, but Winter Is Coming suspects the Cersei shot is from when the show filmed in Dubrovnik, Croatia earlier this year. We also don’t know when we’ll be receiving more teasers or better yet, the full GoT Season 5 trailer. But we’ll update this post with more information as soon as we have ’em so keep checking back with us :)
Meanwhile, George R.R. Martin admits that fans have figured it out. Figured what out, exactly? Read all about it here.