‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Trailer: Here Be Dragons

“It’s been a long time, my old friend,” Varys says, kicking off sixty brilliant seconds of new Game of Thrones footage in the long-awaited season three trailer.

The trailer, which debuted during Friday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, is an action-packed affair that makes it clear Westeros will be on the brink of chaos this year as war brews in every direction from beyond The Wall, where Mance Rayder (awesomely) promises to “light the biggest fire the north has ever seen,” to King’s Landing where Joffrey is flexing his tyrannical muscles as he declares “everyone is mine to torment.” In between we get glimpses of white walkers, a flaming sword, Dany surveying an army and an epic shot of a no longer fun sized dragon.

What do you think Game of Thrones fans, was the trailer worth the wait?

Season three of Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, March 31st at 9pm on HBO.