Following the catastrophic events of “The Red Wedding” where will season four of the HBO hit ‘Game of Thrones‘ take the surviving denizens of Westeros?  Adapting the events of George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’ novels, this fantasy series takes place in a fantasy world gripped in a several years-long winter and follows warring factions as they vie for power, using manipulation, sex, dragons and yes, murder to achieve their desired goals.

Are you ready to dive back into this mystic realm?  If not, here are a few video clips to help you gear up for the fourth season.

First up is a behind the scenes video focusing on some of the new sets being employed in the new season:

Next go back a bit further to see the origins of the TV series, as told by creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff who spent years developing the pilot based on Martin’s novels, in a short entitles ‘Long Story Short’:

And finally, check out the full-length trailer for the new season below:

The cast includes: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. The executive producers are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield, and co-executive producers are Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin.

The new season kicks off on HBO on April 6th, 2014 at 9:00 pm.
Sources:  HBO