It’s back, baby! Winter is coming….Everyone’s favorite show featuring dungeons and dragons, zombies, warlords, princes and princesses, and basically anything the imagination can imagine will be back on HBO before you know it. Game of Thrones‘ fourth season premieres Sunday, April 6, to the delight of television enthusiasts and George R.R. Martin devotees.
The who’s who of Westeros headed east for a red carpet premiere in New York City on Tuesday, March 18 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. The stars of the HBO fantasy series put aside their quest for the Iron Throne and walked side by side looking suave and modern (a change of pace for the cast!). Stars including Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage provided the star power as the season premiere episode spooled in the crowded theater. The string section of the famous New York Philharmonic worked the crowd into a fanboy frenzy by playing the Game of Thrones theme, conducted by the show’s composer, Ramin Djawadi.
Emilia Clarke plays the gorgeous, fair-haired queen and Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen. She doesn’t often wear black on the show so this Donna Karan dress was a welcome change of pace, while still ethereal and airy, like her costumes.
Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner play the seperated Stark sisters Arya and Sansa, but they looked join at the hip at the premiere after party, held at the American Museum of Natural History.
The incredibly talented Peter Dinklage arrived with wife Erica Schmidt. Dinklage has won both a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his portrayal of the dynamic Tyrion Lannister, and was nominated for an additional two Emmys.
Lena Headey looks stunning in this long Jenny Packham black gown. The actress stars as the conniving Cersei Lannister, sister of Tyrion.
The cast poses alongside show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (fourth and fifth from the left, respectively). Second from the left is Richard Plepler, the CEO of HBO and farthest right is Michael Lombardo, President of Programming for HBO.
George R. R. Martin is the writer of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, which the show was adapted from. He is finishing the seventh book in the epic fantasy series.
(All Photos by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)