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The season two trailer is coming!

HBO has just sent out a release to notify us that a new season two trailer for Game of Thrones will debut this Sunday night at 8:59 PM! HBO promises “this trailer will feature new episodic footage and will be the first extended look at the new season.” As per usual, the trailer will be available online immediately following its airing and we will have it embedded here for your viewing pleasure.

Winter Is Coming: Not unexpected, but still very exciting! What is everyone hoping to see in this trailer?

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  • HAHAHAH!!! YEEAAAAAH!!! WOOOT !|!! WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP!!! A BEARR A BEAR ALL COVERED WITH HAIR!!!

  • - Cersei slapping Tyrion
    – Tyrion slapping Joffrey (again!)
    – Dany in the House (w/o spoilers)
    – Brienne chopping some dude’s hand off
    – Arya praying
    – Theon looking miserable
    – Jon about to execute Ygritte (I almost wrote “Gwen” – too much Downton!)

    Plus all the new characters of course. And direwolves.

  • WHERE THE FUCK IS MY TRAILER?!?!

    And while we’re at it:

    WHERE THE FUCK ARE MY REED SIBLINGS?!?!?

  • I wanna see Davos and Stannis, some of Tyrion and Cersei, and if we get a look at Brienne that would be awesome!

  • Sweet, sweet candy.

    Jaqen and the Tickler, please. A man hopes.

    And, of course, more Brienne and Melly Sanders!

    eta: and Ygritte, now that they have some footage of her

  • I’m just hoping to see new episodic footage, as well as an extended look at the new season.

    ………………………

    …well hell, I’m already happy. Bring on the new trailer!

  • “… will make them old…”
    “my lady?”
    “they are the knights of summer, and winter is coming.”
    christ I hope they include that line.

  • Oh fantastic. The perfect end to my week. My thesis done and dusted and now a brand new trailer for GoT season 2! Yessssss.
    I’d love to see Jaqen and hear him utter some of his catchphrases. And Stannis and his Onion Knight interacting would be appreciated. And of course Jon and that gorgeous backdrop that is Iceland.
    Happy happy happy! :D

  • Hoping to see a bit more of the main new characters – Davos, Stannis and Melisandre – as well as Brienne and (hoping) Jaqen. (I don’t recall seeing him so far?) Did they make him up like in the books with white & red hair.

    Maybe a bit of a face off between Cersei & Tyrion?

    A bit more of Renly and his army.

    Dany with Xaro Xhoan Daxos

  • bastaki:
    i hope we get to see some dragons and direwolves.

    BUT anything would be AWESOME

    Doubt that. There’s some heavy post-production involved in those sorts of shots. For now I expect some shots of the major characters, and some actual in-show dialogue would be great.

  • Doubt you’ll see anything that requires extensive CGI outside the first few episodes. Chances are they are just now putting the finishing touches on the first two, maybe three episodes so the trailer will draw from that content.

  • I think it would be nice a trailer like Stannis claim for the Iron Throne in’Cold Winds’, but this time with Joffrey, Robb, or Renly (or Balon).

    And in March we have one claim/trailer for every king!

    Kings will clash! April is coming!

  • I’d love to see some proper shots of Brienne and of the character who is being called something other than Asha.
    Also, I’m kind of excited to see Pod with Tyrion.

  • Not on topic but I found this link on Tumblr http://archive.foolz.us/tv/thread/18259847/#18260011 to this guy claiming to be an extra on Game of Thrones. He says he was in the Throne room when Joffrey has Sansa stripped and beaten and he says they actually filmed that scene with Sophie Turner. Would they actually film a scene like that with a 15 year old actress?

  • First true trailer released last year was 2 minutes long so I’m expecting a lot more than the Cold Winds teaser released earlier. We should have some dialogue and then a rush of action sequences like last year I’d bet.

    GOT first trailer

    80+% of the visuals you can recognize from the first 3 episodes, most of that from the 1st epidode. I didn’t notice anything that took place beyond episode 7.

  • If they keep with showing the important new characters maybe they will show Melisandre….

    I guess they could capitalize on Peter Dinklage’s awards and show some of Tyrion being Hand-y….

    If I had my wish it would be some Jon beyond the wall I think or Dany, but since it sounds like a lot of Dany’s story will be new I doubt they will show that footage.

  • James,

    She doesn’t have to be completely nude. They still had underwear. But yeah..if people hated Joffrey in S1. ….and they haven’t even met Reek/Ramson yet.

  • Jaqen, Davos, Melisendre, Stannis, Brienne, ‘Yara/Asha’.

    Though I wish for…. Ramsay, The Blackfish, The Reeds, SanxSan,

    And I know he’s not here yet but… Victarion!!!!

  • Definitely need me some Melisandre, I’ve been dying for a proper look at her costume so that I can get in and cosplay TV!Mel before the rush. The wig is on the way, and I already have fabric in almost the right shade… now I just need some costume details! :P

    In general I hope for some shots of Team Stannis, love me some Dillane!Stannis, Davos and Mel… and I most especially want to see the Hound. I will shriek, just like I do every time he’s in a BtS video or trailer.

  • James,

    It does happen.

    Dakota Fanning was in a movie called ‘Hounddog’ that got a lot of flack for having a rape scene of the then 12 0r 13-year old actress. It was handled well in the end and a very effective, but tastefully done (as tasteful as a rape scene can be) scene that was not out of line.

    I doubt anything will be shown, but implied nudity can still help express the power and emotion of the scene….

  • greenie88:
    First true trailer released last year was 2 minutes long so I’m expecting a lot more than the Cold Winds teaser released earlier.We should have some dialogue and then a rush of action sequences like last year I’d bet.

    GOT first trailer

    80+% of the visuals you can recognize from the first 3 episodes, most of that from the 1st epidode.I didn’t notice anything that took place beyond episode 7.

    I swear I must have seen this trailer a thousand times, but now, after not seeing it for so long, I feel surprised that they showed so much footage. It feels like an extended trailer by a fan or something.

  • Mr. Hollyoak: She doesn’t have to be completely nude. They still had underwear. But yeah..if people hated Joffrey in S1. ….and they haven’t even met Reek/Ramson yet.

    Back then, they had to introduce the show & characters to those who knew nothing about the books. With a successful Season 1 behind them, they don’t have to do quite so much this time.

  • 8:59pm ?…so I guess that means it’ll be less than a minute :( …oh well better than nothing I guess, though I wish it was 2 or 3 min length ….

  • I want to see RAMSAY MOTHERFUCKING BOLTON.

    I want him to bitchslap Theon at the end of the trailer, wet lips glistening.

    Your move, HBO.

  • YES YES YESSSS!!!!
    and with HBO coming to the Netherlands…. HELL YESSSS!!!

    we will be watching GOT on tv!!

    Cant wait to see the kings in full costums.
    And a glimpse of Stannis holding LIGHTBRINGER WOW!!!!

    And i’m really curious if/how they are going to portray Arstan Whitebeard. The readers know what i’m talking about.

  • I wanna see my ladies! (Brienne, Melisandre, Asha/Yara, Ygritte) Because we’ve only really gotten a glimpse of Mel and Brienne in a helmet. And Ygritte from reaaallyy far away. But also some Jaqen would be nice.
    I just wanna see everyone!!

  • Everyone’s already mentioned all of the things I’d like to see (which is almost the entire season) but I’d love to see some of Yoren’s band of would-be black brothers & Arya (especially Joe Dempsie). Also, LOTS of Jon please :)

  • Weese. Dunsen, Chiswyck, Polliver, Raff the Sweetling. The Tickler and the Hound. Ser Gregor, Ser Amory, Ser Ilyn, Ser Meryn, King Joffrey, Queen Cersei.”

    Weese. Dunsen, Chiswyck, Polliver, Raff the Sweetling. The Tickler and the Hound. Ser Gregor, Ser Amory, Ser Ilyn, Ser Meryn, King Joffrey, Queen Cersei.”

    Weese. Dunsen, Chiswyck, Polliver, Raff the Sweetling. The Tickler and the Hound. Ser Gregor, Ser Amory, Ser Ilyn, Ser Meryn, King Joffrey, Queen Cersei.”

  • I’m really exited about seeing ANYTHING new from the show! Now that I know just about what the new main characters will look like, I don’t really care.

    …oh, wait: I want to hear (and see) Brienne deliver a line or two!

  • I want at least a snippet of the Battle of the Blackwater.

    I’d *really* love to see a hint of Cersei and Sansa and Ser Illyn in the Great Sept during the Battle. Cersei’s explanation for why he was there was one of the most chilling bits in all five books.

  • James,

    There are numerous ways it could be done. The easiest option is to only strip her down to corset and petticoat. If they want to include the rest, add some shots of underwear being removed from an adult body double, along with head and shoulders shots of Sophie reacting. The more daring option would be to have Sophie wear a skin coloured bodysuit, so she’s not really naked, but would look so from a distance (careful angles may be required), and while curled over on the floor. All depends on legal issues and more importantly on what Sophie and her parents are willing to allow.

    Back on topic, much as Arya’s prayer is great I think it’s too soon to use that for a trailer, it references people she hasn’t met yet.

    I’d love to see Melisandre and Davos, Robb with his army, Brienne fighting, Tyrion and Cersei confronation, Jon looking at the landscape beyond the Wall and Dany’s dragons flying (though it may be too soon for the CGI?). And a Catelyn voiceover (partially from the books)- “Five kings go to war, my son among them. Young men think battle is a game. War will make them old, those who live. They are the knights of summer. And winter is coming.”

  • It doesn’t matter if the underage actress isn’t the one being stripped, and that it’s really a body double- you can’t depict that on American television. You could mention it after the fact or imply it happened, but never show it. They have fairly strict rules about that.

    I would love to see at least a peek of Asha/Yara in the new trailer. And more Margaery, please.

  • Renly, Marg, Loras, etc. and all of their opulence!

    Melisandre and Brienne and Davos.

    …and hopefully Jaqen…

  • I want to see the kings (and queen) that will be clashing:

    Stannis (plus Melisandre and her pulsing ruby necklace)
    The King in the North, Robb Stark
    Balon (as well as Yara and Aeron)
    Joffrey (and I would like to see what poor Sansa’s up to)
    Renly (and a good shot of Brienne)
    Daenerys (and her dragon puppies)

    and Jon Snow, Arya, and Bran

    Oh, just show everyone who’s important!

  • Ours is the Fury,

    Actually legally they can film a scene like that with Sophie and even show the nudity because it’s a nonsexual scene. Of course common sense would suggest that they would never do that because it wouldn’t go over well with people. The extra seems to be saying that Sophie was actually being stripped but would than cover herself so you couldn’t see anything. Even if they dont show any nudity in the scene it would still be very suspiring if HBO would film a scene like that with a 15 year actress and not use a body double. Part of me thinks they would never do that but then again last season they showed little Robin breastfeeding which I also thought HBO would never show.

  • A shot or a hint of the dragons I think would be a must, especially for fans who haven’t read ahead. Season 1 ended with that spectacular dragon shot, seeing them again would really whet peoples’ appetites. Even if in reality the dragons are almost completely irrelevant for the next three books.

  • Catelyn Stark:
    “… will make them old…”
    “my lady?”
    “they are the knights of summer, and winter is coming.”
    christ I hope they include that line.

    I so hope too.

  • Chris:
    Even if in reality the dragons are almost completely irrelevant for the next three books.

    Kraznys mo Nakloz would disagree with you. Also, its not that they were irrelevant in AFFC, they simply did not appear.

  • I want to see some serious throne fighting action and some HUGE direwolves.. especially Ghost being all badass with something dead in his mouth.

    I’m looking forward to whatever HBO will share!

  • Is there any merit that season 2 will actually be a combination of the next TWO BOOKS (not just Book 2:A Clash of Kings)?

    Bloody mummers
    Wildfire
    Valar morghulis
    Rorge

  • goosnet,

    The prevailing speculation is that we may get some Jaime/Brienne road movie action this season. At the same time, there’s a good chance certain events from ACoK, such as the burning of Winterfell, may not occur this season.

  • We’re all so starved, anything they show us will seem like a feast. ( But it is about time for something meaty.)

  • the goat:
    goosnet,

    The prevailing speculation is that we may get some Jaime/Brienne road movie action this season.At the same time, there’s a good chance certain events from ACoK, such as the burning of Winterfell, may not occur this season.

  • kindley man: YES YES YESSSS!!!!
    and with HBO coming to the Netherlands…. HELL YESSSS!!!

    we will be watching GOT on tv!!

    Too bad where i live we don’t have ziggo… So i still have to download… Let’s hope Delta (the only provider where i live lol) gets HBO too but i doubt it cause they suck…

    As for Sophie/Sansa. I doubt we’ll see her boobs but i doubt we’ll see a bodydouble either. Why would they film the scene like that otherwise. You’ll probably see her stripped from behind. She then covers up and we a shot from the front with her covered up… Anyhow real great work by Sophie by not ‘chickening out’ and showing everyone she is a real actress.

    Really eager to see the trailer!! Especially excited to see Mel (=Carice) of course.

  • Kroket: You’ll probably see her stripped from behind. She then covers up and we a shot from the front with her covered up…

    Seems about right.

  • I would like to see the entire first episode for season 2 in this trailer. Anything less than that will be extremely disappointing. Come on HBO, don’t let me down.

  • Nick Larter,

    Nick Larter,

    Nick Larter:
    Arya swordfighting – I just have a hunch she’ll get a proper swordfight – maybe in the scene where Lorch attacks Yoren at the holdfast

    Absolutely not! That violates GRRM’s prose in a big way. A lot of ASOIF takes familiar fantasy tropes and dashes them. I love the fact Arya takes sword fighting lessons but she never wins a true swordfight and even gets Needle taken from her–she kills by stealth and surprise–not the formulaic way. Same deal with Jon–the bastard you really has (suspected) royal blood and possibly in line for the throne…but oh, he just swore his life to the Wall, so so much for that!

  • I live in Germany and i always mess up the time zones. when will i be able to see the trailer? like 4 o’clock in the morning?

  • Michaelmann: I live in Germany and i always mess up the time zones. when will i be able to see the trailer? like 4 o’clock in the morning?

    More like 3. Maybe a little later.

  • greenie88,

    With respect – we all have our own personal hopes – if you disagree that’s your prerogative, but I care neither for your tone, nor for your outrageous sense of ownership of GRRM’s prose. As Neil Gaiman put it, he’s not your bitch – and I doubt very much that you have a hot line into his mind either. If there’s one thing we’ve all learnt about GRRM since Game of Thrones hove into view, it’s that he has the background to be able to take a fairly pragmatic view of the differing demands of the various media.

  • Regarding the Sansa-stripping scene: They could definitely do it tastefully while still maintaining the impact of it. All they need do is show the men approaching to do it, then flash to the floor or lower the shot to the floor and show her torn clothes dropping to the ground. I think something like that would be jarring, and might also make for a good scene change or end of an episode.

  • KG,

    thanks! i was an outsider to the series while watching season 1 so i didnt get to enjoy this trailer with the first book in mind. Now that i’ve read ACOK two times since, i CANT WAIT for tonight to see a full trailer like this one. It’s going to be so badass, and i hope i see some quorin!

  • c’mon…it’s 8.58 in the UK right now…I WANT MY TRAILER! why do i live in the wrong time zone :(

  • freyar_88:
    c’mon…it’s 8.58 in the UK right now…I WANT MY TRAILER! why do i live in the wrong time zone :(

    I know the feeling! And because I have to get up early for work I won’t get to see it ’til tomorrow afternoon :(

  • anyone else getting wasted before the trailer? im going to hit the bong and drink some liquor! and read some ASOIAF in the hours leading up to it :D

  • quorin halfhand:
    anyone else getting wasted before the trailer? im going to hit the bong and drink some liquor! and read some ASOIAF in the hours leading up to it :D

    alex:
    im 200 pages in Clash of kings.This trailor should be interesting! perfect timing

    Fantastic. Just be careful of spoilers here and on other boards!

    The community here is pretty good when it comes to blocking out spoilers. Whatever you do, don’t read any posts about GoT at Ain’t it Cool News. The posters there are notorious for posting spoilers on purpose.

  • Last year’s first proper trailer last about 2 and a half minutes, but this one will only be a minute?

    :(

  • Hollyoak:
    Fantastic. Just be careful of spoilers here and on other boards!

    The community here is pretty good when it comes to blocking out spoilers. Whatever you do, don’t read any posts about GoT at Ain’t it Cool News. The posters there are notorious for posting spoilers on purpose.

    Agreed, and steer clear of IMDb too.

  • Harty Pard: Last year’s first proper trailer last about 2 and a half minutes, but this one will only be a minute?

    Did you read that somewhere?

    My guess is this will be a 2 something minute trailer.

  • sjwenings: Did you read that somewhere?

    My guess is this will be a 2 something minute trailer.

    Probably basing it on the fact that it airs at 8:59, a minute before Luck.

  • Probably basing it on the fact that it airs at 8:59, a minute before Luck.

    Exactly, unless someone has heard any different?

  • Based off my experience with HBO, their programs never start at EXACTLY the time slot intended(in this case 9:00) usually because they’re showing previews of their other programs.’Luck’ wont start until 9:01-9:02. No worries friends, theres hope for a 2 minute plus trailer

  • In case anyone else is itching for some GoT while waiting on this trailer, ep 1 is coming on HBO2 in 4 mins. Join me, wont you?

  • It’s 2:30 am and I’m still up studying… I’m trying to convince myself that I shouldn’t watch it when it’s out because I need to focus and stuff.
    So, goodnight everybody! Have a good trailer-night!

  • I kind of think less is more this time. I’m confident this time in a way I couldn’t have been last year. So I’m not feeling the need to scratch the itch so much, to see more more MORE the same way. I might skip this…because I already know season 2 will be awesome.

    I hope the rest of you get what you want out of it, and don’t be too disappointed when it ends earlier than you’d like ;)

  • Really? I thought it was okay, but it left me far from speechless. I didn’t hate it or anything, but I don’t get the OMGZ??!##!!!! that some people have over it.

    Excited Hollyoak:
    OMG!!! THAT TOTALLY ROCKED! SPEECHLESS!!!