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New trailer for Game of Thrones season 2 amps up the anticipation

01.30.2012

 

A new trailer for the Emmy-winning HBO show GAME OF THRONES was released along with the premiere of their new show, LUCK tonight and it reveals way more than has been seen thus far.

It's hard not to get into spoiler territory when discussing GAME OF THRONES, but the trailer does give us some peeks into where some of the series' main characters are headed, including Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage, fresh off his Emmy win for his portrayal of the enigmatic dwarf of Westeros), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryan (Emilia Clarke), amongst many others.

Season 2 picks up exactly where season 1 left off with the various "houses" fighting against one another to rule over the fictional realm of Westeros, using both political posturing and unrelenting violence. It features the introduction of two key players as well; Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and Milasandre (Carice Van Houten) as pictured below.

Having read all of the books by author George R.R. Martin, I can say with all honesty that I am looking forward to another season of this show more so than I am for most movies being released this year. Cable TV has come a long way in the last ten years, creating shows that rival and oftentimes eclipse the bug-budget theatrical fare that is put in front of us year-after-year.

If you haven't given this show a shot, I give it my highest recommendation (you can watch the first season now on HBO GO or wait for its blu ray release on March 6th) and think you will find yourself summarily hooked, as I was. For those who enjoyed Peter Dinklage's performance as Tyrion Lannister in season 1, fear not, for out of all the books in the series, the second places him front and center and judging by this new trailer, the show is following that structure just as faithfully as the first season did.

I've already said too much. Mark your calendars and set your DVRs for April 1st, 2012, when winter continues its slow roll into Westeros, leaving a trail of blood, bodies, and...naked boobies.

And, oh yes, the stunningly awesome Lena Headey is back as well.

Extra Tidbit: Actress Tamzin Merchant was originally cast in the role of Daenerys Targaryen, but was later replaced by Emilia Clarke for unknown reasons. Given the amount of nudity that was required (?) for the role, I'd suspect that it may have been a factor.
Source: HBO

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