Watch: ‘Game of Thrones’ Makes Wintery Return to HBO for Season 7

Watch: ‘Game of Thrones’ Makes Wintery Return to HBO for Season 7

This is the longest we’ve ever had to wait between seasons of Game of Thrones. Luckily, our patience is finally paying off. HBO released the trailer for season seven, and it’s as epic as we expected.

What’s the reason for the big wait this year? Well, “winter is coming,” of course! Game of Thrones has long threatened the impending season change, but now that it’s arriving, the show needed to adjust their filming schedule to plan for that. Normally they’d shoot in the summer, but that doesn’t look very wintery at all.

Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer

Some of our favorite characters are back in action.

Back to the action–here’s what goes on in the trailer. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister sits on the throne with her brother/lover Jaime by her side. In usual Cersei Lannister fashion, she threatens to destroy all her enemies.

On the east of Westeros, it looks like Daenerys Targaryan has finally made her return to the Seven Kingdoms. With dragons and Dothraki on her side, she is ready to kick some butt.

Of course, there’s still that threat of the White Walkers in the North. And now that winter is arriving, they are more terrifying than ever. But let’s not forget there are still some Starks left who are ready to defend their territory. Jon Snow is still being touted as the King in the North, while Arya is spotted venturing into some icy territory as well.

Now that you’re drooling in anticipation of all the upcoming action…

Watch the trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7 here:

Game of Thrones returns to HBO on July 16.