No offense to the shows that aren’t on hiatus right now, but HBO has been a pretty bleak place lately for people who are missing Game Of Thrones. Sure, you can see boobs on Girls and you can get your violence fix on True Detective, but if you really want both, you’re kind of out of luck.
…until April 6th, that is, which is when the fourth season of GoT will be gracing your televisions again, in all its bloody, booby glory. And since the final episode of season three aired in June of last year, we’ve all had quite a while to check out the books and see what might be coming next. There are a lot of people who don’t read the books, though, and you guys are probably going half mad with anticipation right now. You can’t end a season with a second-to-last episode like the Red Wedding and not expect to have people chomping at the bit for the next one.
So in honor of the people who have been patiently waiting for season four without reading ahead in the books, I have some gentle spoilers for you, straight from the actors themselves. They don’t really reveal all that much, but I know how sensitive you all are about that sort of thing, so this is officially your final warning. Mild spoilers be ahead.
HI. It’s time. The first little update comes from Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa. I don’t want to be rude or anything, but she’s been…pretty useless up ’til now. A pawn just being passed around the castle by people who don’t care too much about her best interests. But apparently, that’s all about to change:
“There’s a kind of big evolution [for Sansa in Season 4]. She begins to kind of manipulate the people who have done wrong to her in her past. She becomes a powerhouse character but in a very subtle way. It’s really good. I feel like I’ve been waiting for a moment where I can manipulate the people that have come before me, so it was like I had been waiting for it for so long. It was a release.”
In addition to that, she also promises ‘shocking stuff’ and and “more deaths, of course, because it’s Game of Thrones.” Naturally. We’ve also discovered that a new character will be introduced — Oberyn Martell, played by Pedro Pascal.
But in case you were thinking this season might automatically pale in comparison to last, just check out this fifteen-minute behind-the-scenes preview of season four, with the chilling promise — “There are more climactic events in Season 4 than there have ever been before.” Eep. Kinda beats that fifteen-second teaser, huh?
And even the Red Wedding can’t stand up to the events that are planned this season, with star Peter Dinklage (who plays Tyrion Lannister) promising, “We pick up the pieces and top it. In many ways.”
Hoo boy. This is gonna be intense.