Game of Thrones Season 2: New Trailer & ‘House Allegiance’ TV Spots

Published 2 years ago by , Updated March 21st, 2012 at 2:39 pm,

Game of Thrones Season 2 Pledge Allegiance House TV Spots Game of Thrones Season 2: New Trailer & House Allegiance TV Spots

HBO continues the campaign for Game of Thrones season 2 with a new trailer and some new spots that are each dedicated to one of the “Houses” (i.e., noble familys) who will be vying for the crown of Westeros in season 2.

This upcoming season of GoT tackles the second volume of series creator George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Fire and Ice” book series, which is entitled “A Clash of Kings”. As the title would imply, the vacuum of power left by King Robert Baratheon’s death in season 1 will be the focal point of season 2. As would-be usurpers rise in the various corners of the land, the Lannister family tries to keep young Joffrey established as the rightful king.

First, check out the latest season 2 trailer, which continues the thematic patterning of previous trailers – this time centering on the ideas of fate and sin:

The notion of the love/wrath/power of the god(s) becomes a larger thematic thread the deeper you go into the Game of Thrones series, and it certainly plays its role this season in the show.

Next, take a look at the spots for the various Noble families of Westeros who will be going to war for the throne. Which one is YOUR favorite? The spots ask you to ‘pledge your allegiance’ to one of them:

HOUSE LANNISTER

HOUSE BARATHEON

HOUSE GREYJOY

HOUSE STARK

HOUSE TARGARYEN

If I had to guess, I’d say that the two things that fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones (who have NOT read the books) need to keep in mind, are:

  • Robert has two younger brothers (in order of age): The hard and cold Stannis (seen with the flaming sword) who follows the monotheistic beliefs of the Red Priestess; and Renly, the vibrant (and secretly gay) youngest Baratheon, who has raised the southern lords to his cause in the belief that his political appeal makes him better-suited to rule than Stannis.
  • Ned Stark’s ward Theon Greyjoy is actually a prince of the Iron Islands, a nestle of small land masses off the coast, where the hard iron ways of “The Drowned God” rule the pirate culture. Theon’s father Balon rebelled once against the Baratheon throne, and with things in uproar, the Iron Islands have the opportunity to strike again.

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

Source: HBO

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  1. I cannot wait for the new season! I haven’t read the books but my husband has, we both think the show does a great job of balancing read/unread viewers.

    Ummmm, what is “The Dronwed God”? Is that a typo?

    • Yes, it was a typo. The Drowned God.

      • What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger

  2. I can’t wait either. This will be a blast.

    I have the Games of Thrones Season 1 blu-ray too and it’s great for passing the time.

    • Oh man the blu ray is easily the best blu ray ever for a television show…every episode looks like a movie its beautiful.

  3. That’s a nice House Greyjoy trailer. The series marketing has kept the Greyjoys pretty well under wraps, and for good reason, too. Looking forward to it.

    But the North is where it’s at. THE KING IN THE NORTH!

  4. Would be hilarious if the premiere date was an April fools joke and it really aired sometime in June.
    Cannot wait for season 2 it looks very consistent, just a few days away! I’m re-watching season 1 as we speak. -”Winter is Coming”

  5. house of stark is wher i pledge allegiance to!..i feel time is moving real slow right nw,js cnt wait for april 1 rili!cuz of excitement!bn followin game of thrones morethan all tha upcomin blockbuster movies this year!..the lanisters must get beat this time around bigtym!

  6. OMG look at grey wind , Starks for life!!!

  7. I follow the banners of the north.

    winter is coming…

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