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HBO’s Game of Thrones has released second official trailer for season 6 (third, if you count the shorter on-air promo that was released a couple weeks back). The new action-packed footage includes the return of an old nemesis (The Red Wedding’s arch-villain Walder Frey), blind Arya being given a second chance by Jaqen H’ghar, The Night’s King and his army (is “the dead are coming” the new “winter is coming”?) and a flash of Tyrion Lannister wit (“That’s what I do — I drink and I know things”). Plus plenty of meaty GoT quotes (“Show them what Lannisters are, what we do to our enemies”).

The footage debuted a star-packed screening of the first episode of the new season in Hollywood on Sunday night. Here’s our thoughts on the first episode, titled “The Red Woman.”

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For more on GoT season 6, get the recent issue of Entertainment Weekly, which goes behind the scenes in Northern Ireland and Spain, plus profiles six of the show’s female stars. Follow @jameshibberd for ongoing GoT coverage, subscribe to our Thrones email newsletter, and bookmark this page for our latest GoT stories.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO on April 24.

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Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

  • TV Show
  • 8
  • 73
  • TV-MA
  • David Benioff
  • D.B. Weiss
  • HBO
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