Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) both opens and closes HBO’s season 7 trailer for Game of Thrones, ending with her father’s wisdom:
“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies — but the pack survives.”
‘Winter is coming’ when the series returns on July 16, and HBO appropriately released the trailer on the summer solstice. The network also released 12 character posters.
This season finds the power struggle in Westeros heating up.
“Don’t fight in the North or the South. Fight every battle everywhere, always, in your mind,” Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) says to Sansa as they walk through the snow.
The two-minute video takes on an ominous tone with the score “Light of the Seven” by composer Ramin Djawadi, which also played when King’s Landing went up in flames in the season six finale.
Footage shows flashes of battles, dragons and white walkers as Jon Snow (Kit Harington) puts the real war in perspective.
“For centuries, our families fought together against their common enemy, despite their differences — together,” he says. “We need to do the same if we’re going to survive, because the enemy is real. It’s always been real.”