All is not well in the House of Lannister. This is something we all know. As we get closer and closer to the highly anticipated Season 4 Premiere of the HBO series Game of Thrones, things are looking darker and darker for the family that ‘always pays their debts.’ Earlier this afternoon, HBO, via Entertainment Weekly, unveiled five new character posters in anticipation of the series return.
Each of the posters features a member of the House of Lannister bearing the words Valar Morghulis, which means ‘All Men Must Die.’
In any normal series, we would think to ourselves that there is no way that they are going to wipe out all of the male characters in the series; however, this is George R.R. Martin’s story that we are talking about. He is probably one person, other than Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat, who has a habit for killing all of your favorite characters and crushing your soul one death at a time.
The first poster gives us a look at the young King Joffrey, who is played in the series by Jack Gleeson. While he thinks that they entire kingdom loves him for “ending the war,” he will soon find out that the war is far from over. That and most people pretty much hate him, even some of his own family.
Next, we have the Jaime Lannister, who is played in the series by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. He has certainly been though his share of trials and tribulations, even suffering the loss of his hand. How will he readapt to life as a Lannister now that he is free from his enslavement?
Speaking of enslavement, this brings us to Tyrion Lannister, who is played in Game of Thrones by Peter Dinklage. Tyrion has gotten himself into, and out of, some pretty tense situations in the past; however, he may not be able to get himself out of his current peril so easily.
Then, we have Cersei, who is played in the series by Lena Headey. Cersei has certainly made her share of bad decisions in the past, and even played a main role in a backstabbing or two, but at the end of the day, she is doing what she feels she needs to do to protect her son, even if he is a little, self-entitled, brat.
And last, but certainly not least, we have Tywin Lannister, the leader of the House of Lannister. Tywin is played in the series by Charles Dance. Last season he was rather foreboding about the road that lies ahead for him. For years, he has waged wars and won battles coming out unscathed. Could his time finally be coming to an end in the new season?
What do you think of the latest character posters for Season 4 of Game of Thrones? Which of the Lannisters do you think will make it out alive at the end of Season 4? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Game of Thrones returns for Season 4 on Sunday, April 6th at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.