As all dedicated “Game of Thrones” fans well know, winter is coming. It looms, menacingly, much like the long wait we still have for the start of the third season! Okay, the wait for the season premiere on March 31 isn’t quite as ominous as the evil winter coming to Westeros, but every time we see any mention of the new season we get more ancy for March to get here already.
Case in point, there’s a new teaser trailer out online today that is set to air on HBO this Sunday. The nearly one-minute teaser does NOT feature any footage from the upcoming season, but it features some clever concept art and a first-look at a particularly ominous figure from the books. Check out the teaser below!
The concept art shows a raven flying from an old world into our modern one. “Their world returns to ours, 3.31.13,” tease the title cards at the end, before we see a shot of the raven head-on and realize it has three eyes. The three-eyed-crow, people! It’s haunting us already. Fans of the TV show and the books will recognize the eerie song in the background as “The Rains of Castamere,” which played over the closing credits of “Blackwater” last season and is a recurring motif in George R.R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire,” particularly for the Lannisters as it refers to their destruction of House Reyne.
“Game of Thrones” returns on March 31.