Yesterday we rounded up a new Game of Thrones season 2 trailer and a few character featurettes that update us on the status of Daenerys Targaryen and Renly Baratheon in season 2.

HBO is continuing the marketing rollout to the sophomore season of their acclaimed show by offering two more character featurettes – this time focusing on Jon Snow’s trek into the frozen north beyond the wall, and King Joffrey’s attempt to hold his throne in the southern city of King’s Landing.

In case you missed our  Game of Thrones season 2 character guide, we’ve included a brief synopsis of where both Jon Snow and Joffrey are at the start of season 2, while the featurettes will explain where they are headed:

Eddard Stark’s bastard son Jon Snow (Kit Harington) found his place on The Wall as a brother of the Night’s Watch, only to head North beyond the wall in the company of Watch commander Lord Mormont and a team of rangers. Their mission is to locate the missing villages of wildlings, track down the missing Benjen Stark and his rangers, and investigate the mystery of the White Walkers’ return. But the night is dark and full of terrors, as Jon Snow may soon find out…

Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) now sits the Iron Throne of Westeros. Though he thinks himself the son of the late king Robert, Joffrey was actually born of the incest between his mother Cersei Lannister and his uncle/father, Jamie Lannister. By killing Ned Stark, Joffrey has sparked war with the North, and his questionable lineage has made Robert’s brothers Renly and Stannis take up arms in dispute of the boy king’s claim. While Joffrey might be fancying his throne right now, the swords are slowly but surely gathering at his gates. And with his cruel nature, Joffrey could end up making enemies out of his subjects, as well.

Game of Thrones season 2 premieres April 1st, 2012 on HBO @9pm. Check out season 1 on Blu-Ray and DVD.