‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Trailer: Kings Prepare to Clash

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It’s hard to believe that there is anything more anticipated by HBO subscribers than Game of Thrones season 2. The show is a bonafide hit, and author George R. R. Martin’s novels are flying off shelves and converting more and more people into fans of the world of Westeros and its inhabitants.

In that sense, there are going to be some people who see this new Game of Thrones season 2 trailer and already know the delicious tale of medieval politics that are about to play out, while those who haven’t read volume 2 of the books – the aptly titled “A Clash of Kings” – will have to glimpse and wonder (with equal if not greater anticipation) what comes next.

[WARNING GAME OF THRONES SEASON 1 SPOILERS BELOW]

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When last we left Westeros, King Robert Baratheon was dead and Queen Cersei Lannister had successfully seated her son Joffrey (born of an incestuous relationship with her twin brother) on the Iron throne. However, Joffrey didn’t quite obey the way mommy hoped, and ended up lopping off the head of Lord Eddard Stark, inciting a war that led to the secession  of northern Westeros, and Stark’s son Robb being crowned “King of the North.” Meanwhile, at the northern wall of civilization, Stark’s bastard son Jon rode out into the wild lands with his band of brothers to investigate an age-old threat that could spell doom for the entire realm. And while that threat lies at the North end of the world, off the Southern shores grows the threat of princess Daenerys Targaryen and her newborn dragons.

If you had trouble keeping up with the world of Game of Thrones before, season 2 is about to get a whole lot more complicated. Check out the new trailer:

The trailer is narrated by Stannis Baratheon (played by Stephen Dillane), stern brother of the dead king Robert and rightful heir to the throne – a player in the game that has yet to be introduced to the show. The other crowns in the clash belong to Joffrey, Robb, Renly (Stannis’ younger brother), and Daenerys – and that’s not counting the threat(s) that lies beyond the northern wall, or the many players caught in the middle. Screen time amongst the actors is going to be divided this season, to say the least.

Game of Thrones snagged viewers’ attention with its blend of fantasy and soap-drama, but it really is going to be a test in season 2 to see if the casual viewer can keep up with all the people, places and storylines – not to mention, go along with more fantastical elements like magic and mythical creatures that slowly but surely get added to the mix.

No matter how it ultimately goes, right now, the expectations and anticipation remain high.

Game of Thrones season 2 premieres April 2012 on HBO

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  1. I Can’t Wait! The First Season Was Great!

  2. Soap drama? Maybe I have a preconceived notion about what that entails, but GoT doesn’t fit the bill…

    • Soap-drama in the sense that an episode jumps from from character to character and their various situations and dramatic arcs…which is the format of a soap opera.

      And I love GoT, and “soap-drama” isn’t an inherently negative term, to be clear – but come on: the mixture of sex, betrayal, crazy secrets and revelations and romances… how is that NOT like a soap opera?

      • I would call that “drama.”

  3. wish it was March already :(

  4. I got into GoT because of the show…which got me hooked on the books…which has me hooked on the new season already…

    This cycle of addiction is genius.

  5. Hell Yeah!!! BABY DRAGONS!!!!

  6. Bad fantasy. Any series that kills off its main character early on betrays its audience. There’s so much good fantasy out there and we get this?!?!

    • I’d have to disagree with you there Tython and not just because I’m a fan. I read a lot fantasy too and you know what? The main character always survives, he or she is always special in some way ( rather that’s saving the universe, being royalty or whatever )making it impossible for the story to go on if he or she dies. After awhile, you get tired of every story having a Neo of some kind. George R. R. Martin has said himself that killing off his characters tick some people off for the simple fact that they’ve grown attached to them or they just want them to pull through. Did I feel betrayed when Eddard Stark died? Hell yes but dammit if it wasn’t boring.

      • Yes, and Yes, some of the best books i have read in a long time. Thumbs up to the creater of this!

    • If you only know the show, then you have no idea who the main characters actually are. Season 1 was just an introduction to a very complex, staggeringly deep story. I wouldn’t get too attached to anyone in particular, cause with Martin, you never know who’s gonna die next, and who’s gonna live for that matter.

    • Tython, you are the reason there are sooo many (way to many) generic ‘by the numbers/braindead’ dramas on television and in the movies….

      I have been a fantasy reader all my life, and it doesn’t get much better than George RR Martin and Steven Erikson (Gardens of The Moon, Malazan series). We are lucky it was this fantasy that got to the screen, because there is soo much crap fantasy out there, probably the stuff you like!

      Just wondering Tython which fantasy do you want to go to air, David Eddings by chance (even He admitted to a fantasy formula where by the heroe lives etc, that he rehashes through every series…and many other authors)

      Martin and Erikson broke the mold with their brilliant writing, do yourself a favour and read, them, you won’t be able to put them down.

    • That’s what’s so incredible about this series (and subsequently, the show) is that people die left and right. There aren’t any main characters. There are central characters, but even they change from book to book.

      Get used to people dying.

  7. Have you read the novels Tython? If so you’ll know that the main characters that emerge throughout the series is Jon Snow, Danaerys and Tyrion…all the others serve a purpose but these are the Big 3

    • I would also say that Arya is a main character. She gets considerable time devoted to her and I think her storyline is one of the more interesting plots even among the Big 4.

  8. ” No one wants you as king, sorry. ” – - Renly Baratheon.

  9. I think Bran will also be a major player in the game along with Jon, Tyrion, Arya, Daenerys. Maybe Sansa will be a major player too. After all the next book after A Dance with Dragons, ” A Dream of Spring” was originally titled as ” The Time for Wolves”.

  10. I can not wait for season 2. I have read the books and I think the series is really good. Of course the story must be pared down for the screen but I feel season 1 pretty faithfully covered the major events. If you like the series you should read the books because they go very deep into events and characters and there is much, much more to know about what is going on than can be covered in the series. For the one who is upset that a main character was killed off, (Ned Stark), I say heck with him! This story is much like real life in that people die. As someone said it is much more exciting when you can’t foresee who will survive. There are plenty of other ‘main’ characters, scores of secondary characters and the intrigue never quits. The character of Ned served its’ purpose and we move on. I want more of Deanerys and her dragons!

    • I am about 3/4 of the way through the first book now and hoping to have second one read before season 2 starts. I am not a big reader, but these books are well worth any price if you are a fan of the show. The one big thing the show cannot give you is what the characters are “thinking” as the plots unfold. If you are a fan of the show, YOU WILL LOVE THE BOOKS. It is obvious that anyone who is upset about Ned dying has not read the book. He has to die for the story to continue. Otherwise it would have been only a 1 season show…..

  11. if that was season 1 what about season 2? still waiting

  12. Can’t wait for season 2 – love love love the show !!

  13. The Story is the main character… no one player is bigger than the story… What good is a story when it is predicable? Keeps you on edge not knowing if who you like will live or die… So dont get upset when someone you like dies. Just appreciate the character and get back to the story.

  14. Can not wait for season 2 its going to be real amazing! Just to think about everything is gonna look compared to how i have it in my head seiously gives me the chills. Dany i think well be some of the most amazing parts of the whole season i dont wanna give anything up for those that havent read the books but she has some great chapters im gonna love to see. Then to even imagine how they will bring to life the journey beyond the wall! oh and the final part of this season will be simply great. Hopefully we get a peek of Maynce Rayder towards the end?/ huh huh? I wanna know who is gonna play him real bad. If you think season 1 was good then your gonna be dumb founded season 2 but all thats gonna due is perpare you for season 3!!(my favorite book) which will be simply epic! i hope they make season 3 about 15 episodes its a huge book

  15. I watched GoT on a whim… and was hooked!! I am now just starting the 4th novel, A Feast for Crows and can’t wait to see how the seasons will play out on the tv. I normally don’t like this type of story line, and a fairy tale fantasy is more up my alley, but the way the characters are written make it very much intriguing.

  16. I’m so excited for what’s in store for us fans. Bran’s journey with the Reeds, Arya’s adventures under her various aliases, Jon Snow in the wild and dangerous North, Tyrion & Sansa and all the craziness at King’s Landing, Dany and her many unique encounters in the east… and the new players Brienne, Margaery, Melisandre and Stannis, Davos… bring it on, is all I’ll say

  17. Am so,so sad Edd Stark died.i even cried.can’t wait 4 season 2.

  18. I cannot wait for the new season!!!! The books are fabulous – thanks to my brother for getting me hooked!

  19. an interesting movie,but it comes with tragedy when the king’s hand – stark was beheaded. But i cnt wait 4 d youngest daughter to avenge his death in season 2. And all d conspirators eliminated.

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