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'Game of Thrones' trailer: HBO releases a new preview for season 4

A new 'Game of Thrones' trailer gives fans a glimpse at what to expect in the new season.

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'Game of Thrones' stars Emilia Clarke.

HBO has released a new trailer for the upcoming fourth season of “Game of Thrones.”

Fans got pretty lucky this time – while the trailer released last year was only a minute long, this preview offers nearly a minute extra of footage of the upcoming episodes.

(Warning: spoilers for season 3 follow!)

The new clip shows a lot of knight Jaime Lannister, who’s back from his long march home, as well as hopeful queen Daenerys and her team and Tyrion, the less-loved Lannister brother, who is struggling in the wake of the return of his father to the capital.

The trailer, which is backed by the song “Feral Love” by Chelsea Wolfe, begins with a shot of what looks like a dragon flying over buildings.

It then shows the tyrannical King Joffrey sitting at a feast.

“They know I saved the city, they know I won the war,” Joffrey tells his uncle (and father) Jaime.

“The war’s not won,” Jaime informs him.

Meanwhile, the priestess Melisandre oversees more burning objects and Ser Jorah Mormont, adviser to exiled queen Daenerys, says, “It’s tempting to see your enemies as evil. But there’s good and evil on both sides in every war ever fought.” (And Daenerys is seated on a throne inside somewhere.)

“They have a choice,” Daenerys says. “They can live in my new world or they can die in their old one.”

Meanwhile, Tyrion is led through an audience in handcuffs.

“Things are a bit tense right now,” he says. “I don’t think I’m talking my way out of this one.”

And Jon Snow, illegitimate son of Ned Stark and member of the Night’s Watch, is still having trouble up north. 

“If the wildlings breach the wall, they’ll roll over everything and everyone,” he says.

We also get brief glimpses of Arya, Bran, Theon, his sister Yara, and Petyr Baelish as well as what appears to be the new character Oberyn Martell, a prince of Dorn. 

Excited? Check out the full preview.

The new season of "Thrones" will premiere on April 6.

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