HBO released a teaser on Sunday, Dec. 6 that looked back at some of year’s biggest moments on the network, while also looking ahead to some of the shows and movies premiering in 2016. As Entertainment Weekly reports, the clip features several seconds of new footage of “Game of Thrones” season 6, along with scenes from new and returning shows such as “Veep,” “Silicon Valley,” “Girls,” “Ballers,” “Westworld,” Vinyl” and “Togetherness,” among many others.
Near the 1:50 mark, the nearly three-minute clip starts to display footage from new and returning series. The footage from “Game of Thrones” includes a glimpse of Daenerys “Khalessi” Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), a presumably humbled and short-haired Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) hugging her son King Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman), and the villainous Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) leading his men by horseback. Sadly, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is nowhere to be found.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, it follows a teaser trailer that was released last week that shows mostly death or injury scenes from past seasons that is narrated using new dialogue between the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow) and Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright), who whispers “they have no idea what is going to happen.” Season 6 of “Game of Thrones” is expected to premiere in April 2016.
The HBO promo, which was shown before the finale of “The Leftovers,” also featured snippets from returning comedies “Ballers,” “Veep,” “Silicon Valley,” “Girls,” and “Togetherness,” as well as newcomers “Vice Principals,” starring Danny McBride (“Eastbound & Down”), and the Sarah Jessica Parker starrer “Divorce,” plus an untitled new series from writer-actress Issa Rae. Other new shows include J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi series “Westworld” with Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins, the Duplass brothers’ animated series “Animals” and “Vinyl” from Martin Scorsese.
The premium cable network also teased the arrival of former ESPN personality Bill Simmons with his new show, and recently retired “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, who will produce digital shorts for HBO. “Vice,” “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” and “Real Time with Bill Maher” will also premiere new episodes.
Other upcoming projects include specials from comedian Whitney Cummings and rapper J. Cole, the wrap-up episode for the cancelled series “Looking,” as well as TV movies “All the Way” — which stars Bryan Cranston as LBJ and Anthony Mackie as Martin Luther King — and “Confirmation,” starring Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce (“The Wire”) as Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas, respectively. 2016 will also see the arrival of the PBS children’s program “Sesame Street,” which officially moves to HBO in January.