Soundtracked by James Vincent McMorrow’s Wicked Game, the trailer offers fresh insights into the paths key figures in the show will take.
Jon Snow is seen laying dead at Castle Black, which would appear to confirm his fate despite feverish speculation to the contrary.
An encounter between a standing Bran Stark and the Night’s King – the leader of the White Walkers – also features.
Daenerys Targaryen is imprisoned by the Dothraki, Arya Stark remains blind, and Cersei Lannister is reunited with brother/lover Jaime, with the towering Ser Robert Strong also in her corner.
The new series will begin simulcasting on HBO and Sky Atlantic on April 24.