Fans of Game of Thrones are chomping at the bit right now: Season 2 of the acclaimed fantasy drama is so close – and yet, feels so far away to those who want to see the game of knights, swords, sorcerers, fair maidens (and yes, thrones) continue as soon as possible -with a healthy dose of dragons thrown into the mix.

There’s still a bit of waiting to be done before we can return to the world of Westeros – but in the meantime, we continue to receive small hors d’oeuvres like the titillating Game of thrones season 2 trailers or the recent season 2 character images. Today, we offer ye eager fans both a new GoT season 2 poster, and yet another “making of featurette,” which chronicle the epic scope of the production HBO has endeavored upon, in order to bring this show to life.

Check out the new featurette, which focuses on the Icelandic production used to create the tale of Jon Snow and his brothers in the Night’s Watch, as they make their frigid expedition beyond The Wall:

Now check out the latest poster (CLICK FOR LARGER VERSION):

If you are unaware, season 2 will cover the events in volume two of author George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice saga, titled “A Clash of Kings”. Much as the title (and the poster above) reads, the sudden death of King Robert Baratheon and the imperious ascension of his false son Joffery have left a power vacuum in the Seven Kingdoms. Ned Stark’s son Robb claims the North as his own independent kingdom, while Robert’s brothers Stannis and Renly both lay claim to Joffery’s throne – while a dozen other players in-between scheme on ways to seize a piece of power and/or wealth for themselves.

The Seven Kingdoms are entering a tumultuous time, to say the least – never mind those foreign threats yet unseen, such as the dreaded White Walkers and Danereys Targaryen with her three newly-hatched dragons.

Game of Thrones season 2 premieres Sunday April 1st on HBO.

Source: HBO