Tuesday, November 29, 2011

'Game of Thrones' Season 2 Gets A Trailer

With the premiere of the second season based on A Clash of Kings on the way this spring, HBO offers some tantalizing glimpses of what's to come in this two-minute making-of piece.

So consider this a mild SPOILER WARNING for anyone who absolutely doesn't want any kind of hint of what the second season of Game of Thrones is going to look like

(but it's too late, you've clicked the link so you should watch it already). 

The two minute mini-featurette mostly contains the returning characters from the first season in costume--or at least, the ones that made it out of the first season alive--as well as super-brief snippets of some of the new characters that will be making their first appearance in season 2. Featuring running narration by show creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, the trailer also shows off some of the new locations for the upcoming season which will be a bit more expansive than the first, not only shooting in Ireland but Iceland and elsewhere to capture the scope of the second book in George R. R. Martin's series.

The trailer comes on the heels of the announcement (broken by The Hollywood Reporter via Martin's blog) that the character Lord of Bones has been cast with newcomer Edward Dogliani taking the role. You can see that Dogliani's IMDB page is pretty empty save for a couple of shorts (not even a photo up yet), but he'll be taking the role of the bone armor-wearing raider with the not-too-friendly nickname of "Rattleshirt."

Martin also posted that he was heading east in December for something big that he was unable to discuss at this time, but that post has since been taken down. More GoT news or perhaps something involving his Wild Cards series? Expect more news on that front come December.

The second season of Game of Thrones will make its premiere on HBO in April.

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