Still months away from the debut of the fifth season of Game of Thrones, but the hints about what’s to come have already begun. First up is a brief video snippet featuring Arya Stark. She broods, she stabs, she dashes through the shadows, and she speaks the words, “I see a darkness in you.” It’s all very ominous and as yet indeterminate (at least for those of us who haven’t read the books), though it seems to mark only the start of a series of such snippets, which will be distributed to fans who visit the newly introduced Three Eyed Raven website. Its sole purpose for now is to sign people up to receive updates via Twitter DM or text message. The small print on the SMS signup page requires consent to receive up to 15 texts, so there are clearly plans to keep trickling out information throughout the cold dark winter that is to come.


Arya, meanwhile, is set to become a barbarous killer next series, as the “darkness” mentioned in the teaser video confirms. HBO have not announced a return date for Game of Thrones but it is widely expected to hit TV screens in spring 2015.