Game of Thrones Season 4: Seven Things We Know

Seven things to glean from the preview trailer for Game of Thrones Season 4

If you haven't got 15 minutes spare to watch this part-trailer-part set report for the upcoming Season 4 of Game of Thrones, then here's five things to glean for the upcoming

1 Tyrion's In For A Bad Time
You thought the half-man had it rough in season 3? A walk in the park compared to what's in store here by all accounts. "In almost every episode he's in danger of getting his head removed from his shoulders," saysexecutive producer David Benioff.  Oh dear.

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2 There's A New Man In Town
In King's Landing for the royal wedding, Oberyn Martell (played by Pedro Pascal) will play a significant part in the series. He has ulterior motives for his trip: namely making life as miserable as possible for the Lanisters. He also appears to have a thing for tight colourful trousers.

3 Jamie Lanister is Back In The Game
After a season spent in chains and being dragged through the mud, Jamie is back in the bosom of his family (literally?) and will be the only ally of his troubled brother Tyrion in his ongoing threat-fest with sister Cersei. 

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4 The Wedding Will Be Huge
Weddings and Games of Thrones are rarely happy events and the marriage of Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) looks unlikely to disappoint. The set itself is described as the biggest set-piece ever done on the show. "It was like shooting a short film in itself," says Charles Dance.

5 It's Going To End Badly - Again
There's a tremendous clamour for revenge, especially in the wake of the red wedding," says executive producer David Benioff. "Some of the most shocking and mind-blowing scenes come at the end of this coming season. Some very bloody confrontations."

6 Joffrey Is Still A P***k
But the actor who plays him –  Jack Gleeson – seems a very normal and well-adjusted young man. It doesn't add up.

7 Dragons Aren't Easy to House Train
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) appears to be losing the plot a bit as her dragons grow bigger and wilder. In the words of Emilia Clarke herself, "they're dragons in a non-dragon world". Someone's going to get it.

Game of Thrones Season 4 starts on Sky Atlantic on April 7