Game of Thrones Season 2 Press Release

March 31, 2012

Emmy®- and Golden Globe-Winning HBO Series Game of Thrones Begins Its Second Season April 1:

War is coming to Westeros. As the cold winds rise and five kings vie for power, bonds are forged and broken, identities are challenged and romance blossoms. With the stakes higher than ever before, who will survive the chaos to claim the Iron Throne?

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, GAME OF THRONES is an epic drama set in the world of Westeros, where ambitious men and women of both honor and ill-repute live in a land whose summers and winters can last years. The Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning fantasy series begins its second season SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by other episodes on subsequent Sundays at the same time.

Created and executive produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the ten-episode second season of GAME OF THRONES plays out against the backdrop of a fast-approaching winter – the season of the white raven. In King’s Landing, the coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and his uncle Tyrion, who has been appointed Hand of the King. But the Lannister hold on the Throne is under assault on many fronts. Robb Stark, son of Ned Stark, the slain Lord of Winterfell, seeks autonomy in the North and has taken Cersei’s brother Jaime prisoner in battle. Daenerys Targaryen looks to shore up her depleted power in the East with her three newborn dragons. Stannis Baratheon, brother of the late King Robert, rejects Joffrey’s legitimacy and aligns with a powerful priestess to raise a naval attack. And Renly, Stannis’ charismatic brother, has maintained his own claim since fleeing King’s Landing.

In the meantime, a new leader is rising among the wildlings North of the Wall, adding fresh perils for Jon Snow and the order of the Night’s Watch. With tensions and treaties, animosity and alliances, the second season of GAME OF THRONES will be a thrilling journey through an unforgettable landscape.

Returning cast members include:

Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane).

Also returning for the second season are:

Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Conleth Hill (Varys), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), James Cosmo (Commander Mormont), Sibel Kekilli (Shae), Donald Sumpter (Maester Luwin), Ron Donachie (Rodrik Cassel) and Gethin Anthony (Renly Baratheon).

New cast members in the second season include:

Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte).

April’s episodes:

Episode #11: “The North Remembers”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)

Other HBO playdates: April 1 (10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m.), 3 (11:05 p.m.), 4 (10:00

p.m.) and 7 (10:15 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: April 2 (9:00 p.m.), 5 (8:00 p.m.), 6 (midnight), 8 (4:00 p.m.) and 20 (9:00 p.m.)

As Robb Stark and his northern army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in King’s Landing to counsel Joffrey and temper the young king’s excesses. On the island of Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon plots an invasion to claim his late brother’s throne, allying himself with the fiery Melisandre, a strange priestess of a stranger god. Across the sea, Daenerys, her three young dragons and khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies, or water. In the North, Bran presides over a threadbare Winterfell, while beyond the Wall, Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch must shelter with a devious wildling.

Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; directed by Alan Taylor.

Episode #12: “The Night Lands”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 8 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: April 8 (11:00 p.m.), 10 (11:00 p.m.), 11 (10:00 p.m.) and

14 (1:00 a.m. ET/11:45 p.m. PT)

HBO2 playdates: April 9 (9:00 p.m.), 12 (8:00 p.m.), 13 (midnight), 15 (2:35 p.m.)

and 20 (10:00 p.m.)

In the wake of a bloody purge in the capital, Tyrion chastens Cersei for alienating the king’s subjects. On the road north, Arya shares a secret with Gendry, a Night’s Watch recruit. With supplies dwindling, one of Dany’s scouts returns with news of their position. After nine years as a Stark ward, Theon Greyjoy reunites with his father Balon, who wants to restore the ancient Kingdom of the Iron Islands. Davos enlists Salladhor Saan, a pirate, to join forces with Stannis and Melisandre for a naval invasion of King’s Landing.

Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; directed by Alan Taylor.

Episode #13: “What Is Dead May Never Die”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: April 15 (11:05 p.m.), 17 (11:00 p.m.), 18 (10:05 p.m.) and 21 (11:00 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: April 16 (8:00 p.m.), 19 (8:00 p.m.), 20 (11:00 p.m.) and 22 (6:00 p.m.)

At the Red Keep, Tyrion plots three alliances through the promise of marriage. Catelyn arrives in the Stormlands to forge an alliance of her own. But King Renly, his new wife Margaery and her brother Loras Tyrell have other plans. At Winterfell, Luwin tries to decipher Bran’s dreams.

Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Alik Sakharov.

Episode #14: “Garden of Bones”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: April 22 (11:00 p.m.), 24 (11:00 p.m.), 25 (10:00 p.m.) and

28 (1:30 a.m. ET/12:15 a.m. PT)

HBO2 playdates: April 23 (8:00 p.m.), 26 (8:00 p.m.), 27 (midnight) and 29 (1:10 p.m.)

Joffrey punishes Sansa for Robb’s victories, while Tyrion and Bronn scramble to temper the king’s cruelty. Catelyn entreats Stannis and Renly to forego their ambitions and unite against the Lannisters. Dany and her exhausted khalasar arrive at the gates of Qarth, a prosperous city with strong walls and rulers who greet her outside them. Tyrion coerces a queen’s man into being his eyes and ears. Arya and Gendry are taken to Harrenhal, where their lives rest in the hands of “The Mountain,” Gregor Clegane. Davos must revert to his old ways and smuggle Melisandre into a secret cove.

Written by Vanessa Taylor; directed by David Petrarca.

Episode #15: “The Ghost of Harrenhal”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)

Other HBO playdates: April 29 (11:00 p.m.) and May 1 (11:00 p.m.), 2 (10:00 p.m.)

and 5 (11:30 p.m.)

HBO2 playdate: April 30 (9:00 p.m.)

The end of the Baratheon rivalry drives Catelyn to flee and Littlefinger to act. At King’s Landing, Tyrion’s source alerts him to Joffrey’s flawed defense plan and a mysterious secret weapon. Theon sails to the Stony Shore to prove he’s worthy to be called Ironborn. In Harrenhal, Arya receives a promise from Jaqen H’ghar, one of three prisoners she saved from the Gold Cloaks. The Night’s Watch arrive at the Fist of the First Men, an ancient fortress where they hope to stem the advance of the wildling army.

Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; directed by David Petrarca.

In September 2011, GAME OF THRONES received two Emmys®, including Outstanding Main Title Design and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Peter Dinklage, who also received a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

The first season of GAME OF THRONES inspired critical raves. TV Guide called the show “a crowning triumph” and “brilliant,” while the Los Angeles Times termed it “a great and thundering series,” as well as “wild and bewitching.” The Hollywood Reporter praised the “excellent storytelling, superb acting and stunning visual effects,” and the New York Post observed that the “art directing, acting and incredible sets are as breathtaking as the massive scope of the series.”

The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger; co-executive producers, George R.R. Martin, Vanessa Taylor, Alan Taylor, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis; produced by Bernadette Caulfield.

 

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Game of Thrones Viewer’s Guide and New Season 2 Poster

March 28, 2012

Game of Thrones, Season 2 is Coming — Catch Up on Season 1 with the Updated Viewer’s Guide!

New Game of Thrones Season Two Teaser PosterJust in time for the upcoming premiere of Game of Thrones‘s second season, the immensely popular online Viewer’s Guide (http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/) will soon be updated and have new, advanced features to help viewers, both fans and newbies, catch up on the memorable moments from the first season. Viewers will be updated by being led through each significant storyline with an easy visual layout. Viewers will also be able to share each and every favorite moment through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and others.

With the suspenseful arrival of Game of Thrones, Season 2 on April 1, the Viewer’s Guide will be updated once again with new second season content, including the first official map of Essos ever published, updated family trees and character pages, an expanded Appendix with particular new details on the Westeros, and custom map overlays that illustrate Season Two’s most mind-blowing action. Fans will be able to share this new, exciting information also through sites like Facebook, Twitter, and others.

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Game of Thrones Season 2 Photo Gallery

February 12, 2012

Exciting New Stills From Next Season!

Game of Thrones 2012 (credit HBO)Truebies and Thronies, can you wait for the start of the new season of Game of Thrones? If you’re having a hard time, because even for Thronies, “waiting sucks”, we have some cool pics to help tide you over. Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, however, and have no idea what the HBO smash hit is about, here’s a little info:

GAME OF THRONES kicks off its ten-episode second season SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom. Among the returning members of the ensemble cast are Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey and Kit Harington. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss created the series and serve as executive producers.

Hover over photos for character name, actor name, and photo credit:

Jon Snow (Kit Harington, photo by Oliver Upton)

Bran Stark and Hodor (Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Kristian Nairn photo by Helen Sloan)

Mellisandre and Stannis Baratheon (Carice van Houten, Stephen Dillane photo by Helen Sloan)

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams photo by Helen Sloan)

Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner photo by Helen Sloan)

Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey photo by Helen Sloan)

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke photo by Paul Schiraldi)

Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony photo by Helen Sloan)

Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham photo by Helen Sloan)

Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson photo by Helen Sloan)

Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen photo by Helen Sloan)

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke photo by Helen Sloan)

Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage photo by Helen Sloan)

Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley photo by Helen Sloan)

Robb Stark (Richard Madden photo by Helen Sloan)

Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide photo by Helen Sloan)

Don’t forget to tune in to Season 2 of Game of Thrones on April 1!

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Season 5 Graphic Tease and New Game of Thrones Trailer

January 27, 2012

Be There or Be Square This Sunday Night:

True Blood promoTruebies, HBO is all abuzz with True Blood activity, and we’ve gotten word that there will be a short, graphic tease about Season 5 this Sunday night at 8:58 pm. Immediately following will be a new trailer for Season 2 of Game of Thrones, an extended look at the new season, for all you dedicated Thronies! These teases will precede the series premiere of Luck, a drama which we reported on here.

The Game of Thrones trailer will be available here and here, and the True Blood graphic tease will be available at HBO.com and the True Blood blog after debuting on the network.

Don’t miss out on the first glimpse at Season 5 of True Blood, folks!

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Game of Thrones – Season 2 ‘In Production – Croatia’ Sneak Peek

January 17, 2012

Exclusive Clip of Another Fantastic HBO Show!

Fans of  True Blood and Game of Thrones alike will be thrilled to see this exclusive sneak peek at Season 2 promo video ‘In Production – Croatia’ clip for Game of Thrones. Check out  new interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of the series while it was shooting in Croatia. It will air on the network at 4:30 pm EST/ 1:30 pm PST, but we are lucky enough to be able to show it to you here first!

In Production – Croatia

Source: HBO Inc.

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Video: Promos for HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and “Luck”

October 4, 2011

HBO’s New Series and Season 2 of Game of Thrones:

Game of Thrones poster 2012HBO’s latest hit series, Game of Thrones, began filming its second season in Europe this summer, and we have a teaser for you!  Granted, there’s no actual footage, as they’re still filming, but that’s why it’s called a “teaser”! This is the first glimpse at the series since production got underway in Belfast and Croatia in July.

The second promo video is all about “Luck”, HBO’s newest series.  It stars Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte.

Check them out, and tell us what you think!

Sources: HBO – Game of Thrones Season 2 Terror Teaser

HBO – Luck Teaser

(Photo: HBO)

 

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True Blood and Game of Thrones at Comic-Con 2011

June 19, 2011

HBO’s True Blood and Game Of Thrones to Hold Panels:

True Blood Season 4 poster-redExciting news!  HBO has released this statement:

HBO’s TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES to hold panels at Comic-Con 2011

HBO is excited to announce that TRUE BLOOD will make its fourth consecutive appearance at Comic-Con in San Diego this July.   Additionally, GAME OF THRONES will make its debut this year at Comic-Con, just days before production on season two begins in Northern Ireland.

The GAME OF THRONES panel is slated for Thursday, July 21, and the TRUE BLOOD panel is scheduled for Friday, July 22.  Confirmed panelists to date are listed below.  Additional panelists will be announced as they are confirmed.

GAME OF THRONES – Thursday, July 21

Special Guest Moderator – George R.R. Martin

David Benioff

D.B. Weiss

Emilia Clarke

Peter Dinklage

Kit Harington

Jason Momoa

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

 

TRUE BLOOD – Friday, July 22

Moderator – Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack

Alan Ball

Anna Paquin

Stephen Moyer

Sam Trammell

Ryan Kwanten

Rutina Wesley

Kevin Alejandro

Kristin Bauer van Straten

Nelsan Ellis

Joe Manganiello

Deborah Ann Woll

Updates will be provided as they become available.

 

So who was lucky enough to get tickets to Comic-Con?  Are any of you fanatic enough to camp outside the convention center in the hopes you’ll get to fulfill your ultimate fan girl (or boy!) moment?  We’d love to hear!

Source: HBO

(Image credit: HBO, Inc.)

 

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Brand New Game of Thrones Trailer Released

January 18, 2011

HBO Releases a Sneak Peek:

Fans eagerly awaiting HBO‘s new series Game of Thrones were treated to a brand-new trailer this weekend, and it was full of exciting reveals. HBO Game of Thrones Iron Throne There were extensive views of the Iron Throne, the much contested, yet remarkably uncomfortable, throne of the ruler of Westeros. The trailer is a round of musical chairs, except there is only one seat, and all the players want it. Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Jaimie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy), Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), Eddard Stark (Sean Bean), Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), and Petyr Baelish (Aiden Gillen) all take their turns at the throne. Now, we don’t know which of them is actually vying for the seat (unless, of course, you have read George R.R. Martin‘s epic novels) but there is clearly some tension amongst all of them.

This must be the most terrifying throne ever – and yet it is a much desired place of honor. The throne has just as much of a role in the books as do the main characters, and it certainly looks like HBO is sticking with that theme. The overall feel of the trailer is very suspenseful, very dark, very moody. If you haven’t watched it yet, check it out below! And keep waiting – April 17 will be here soon.

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Edited By: Taylor Usry aka LoveEric

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HBO’s Game of Thrones 3rd Sneak Peak-Updated!

November 27, 2010

Game of Thrones Archery

Game of Thrones Teaser

The third teaser promo for HBO’s highly anticipated new show “Game of Thrones” will run on the network this Sunday, November 29 only. “Game of Thrones” is slated to begin running in the Spring of 2011 but the fan following for the series has already begun and HBO is encouraging that fan anticipation by releasing sneak peak photos, and teaser advertisements. This show is bound to be a spectacular hit with the high quality production values that we expect of HBO and the impressive universe created in the books of George R.R. Martin.

Game of Thrones Promo

In addition, Saturday November 28th there will be a quick promo for the Dec 5 “Making of Game of Thrones” aired. This will be a teaser for HBO’s “Inside Game of Thrones,” a 15-minute exclusive preview that will air before the season finale of “Boardwalk Empire” on Sunday, December 5.

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Game of Thrones – HBO Releases New Image!

October 15, 2010

For many of us the long wait between True Blood season’s truly sucks. So to fill the time we’re anticipating the new HBO offering coming out this spring: Game of Thrones. The show, which is slated to air in the spring, is based on the fantasy novel of the same name by George R. R. Martin. “Game of Thrones” was written in 1996 as the first novel of the epic series, “A Song of Fire and Ice”. The television adaptation has been compared to ‘Rome’ in a land of magic as it centers on the intrigues of the struggle for power in a land of dire-wolves, years long turn of season and mythic creatures. One of the Writer/Producers of the series, David Benioff, refers to the series as “The Sopranos in Middle-earth”. The Iron Throne of Westeros is the much sought after prize.

Bronn from Game of Thrones

Pictured – Jerome Flynn as “Bronn”

HBO, who’s production quality all “True Blood” enthusiasts are familiar with, has gone so far as to have the Dothraki language created by linguist David J. Peterson. The series will be a truly international production with filming currently underway in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Malta.

The current cast list taken from Wikipedia:

  • Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon
  • Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy
  • Sean Bean as Eddard “Ned” Stark
  • Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister
  • Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
  • Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark
  • Aidan Gillen as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
  • Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon
  • Iain Glen as Ser Jorah Mormont
  • Kit Harington as Jon Snow
  • Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
  • Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark
  • Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen
  • Richard Madden as Robb Stark
  • Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane
  • Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark
  • Maisie Williams as Arya Stark

The book series has been nominated for many awards:

Credits: wikipedia.org

Photo Credit:  Helen Sloan / HBO

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