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New ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Preview: “The Starks Are Coming Back Stronger”

Last week we were treated to the revelation that ‘Game of Thrones‘ season 4 would air a full 15-minute preview special on February 9, bearing the title “Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing.” The new special promises clips from upcoming episodes and teasers with the cast and crew, but you can get an early taste with a brand-new preview for HBO’s fantasy drama!

The new 30-second spot retreads some of the same footage we’ve seen before but with the added advantage of insight from the cast in talking-head interviews. In particular, we see a few new clips of Joffrey’s elaborate wedding ceremony, wherein series star Peter Dinklage promises “Tyrion has never been faced with this much humiliation.” But hmm, what could put him in those chains so prominently featured in all the spots, we wonder? And what might have befallen Sansa, even as Maisie Williams insists the Stark family has quietly been getting stronger?

While we wait for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 4, HBO has cast in known roles Joel Fry as Hizdahr zo LoraqRoger Ashton-Griffiths as Mace TyrellPedro Pascal as Prince Oberyn Martell, Indira Varma as Oberyn’s lover Ellaria Sand, Yuri Kolokolnikov as Styr, Magnar of Thenn, and ‘Sherlock’ star Mark Gatiss as Tycho Nestoris. ‘Treme”s Michiel Huisman will replace Ed Skrein as Daario Naharis, and Hafthor Julius Bjornsson will take over the role of Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane from Ian Whyte, among other recastings.

Of course, February 9 will also see ‘The Walking Dead”s 2014 premiere at 9:00 pm, but ‘A Foreshadowing’ has the good grace to begin at 8:45 pm. Preview the next incarnation of ‘Game of Thrones’ in the teaser spot above, and tell us what you want to see from the new season 4 special in the comments!

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