We still have a long wait before Game of Thrones season 2 debuts this April on HBO. But anticipation is running high for this Emmy-winning production that is quite literally of epic proportions. What intrigue will season 2 bring? Who will live? Who will die? Exactly how many characters can the producers cram into a single television series?
A newly-released trailer for Game of Thrones season 2 has a few of the answers. Keep reading to watch the video of the trailer.
Considering that the show is only just getting warmed up in its season 2 production, it is not a shock that new footage in this trailer is minimal. But there definitely is some previously-unseen Game of Thrones
going on there -- plus a few interviews with the show's executive producers, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Check it out below:
While there is no way to even approximate a listing of the new characters glimpsed in the trailer, it's comforting to see some of the older characters still walking around. After all, this is the show that beheaded its supposedly central character, Ned Stark, a couple of episodes before the end of season 1. No one is safe.
What is to come (other than winter, of course)? Here are some highlights gleaned from the trailer:
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- Things are looking awfully cold and wet in Game of Thrones season 2. Has winter arrived?
- With a couple dozen actors and almost as many storylines in Game of Thrones season 1, how much expansion can we take in season 2? Hopefully, a lot.
- It looks like Jon Snow and his compatriots at the Wall are going to have some fun (and by "fun," I mean the exact opposite of that) off in those wintry woods filled with zombie-like White Walkers.
- Although Arya thinks that she is the "gutter rat" mentioned in the royal warrant, isn't it more likely that Gendry -- the late king Robert Baratheon's bastard son -- is the focus? No one knows Arya is there, after all.
- How cool is D.B. Weiss' t-shirt?
- Do you want to throw things at King Joffrey? I want to throw things at King Joffrey.
season 2 will debut on HBO in April 2012.(Image and video courtesy of HBO)