Game of Thrones‘ “Shadow” trailer, released on Sunday night, has broken HBO’s records for online viewing. EW reports that that the trailer has been viewed “3.5 million times on YouTube, a record for any piece of online HBO promotional content in such a brief period of time.” At the moment, the Shadows trailer’s view count is well over 3.65 million on Youtube.
Also, in this MTV interview, Kit discusses his new costars, Rose Leslie and Simon Armstrong, and refers to episode 9 as a “big episode” for his character. This season, according to Kit, Jon is going into a world that’s “very much more real” and he also shares what it’s like to have celebrity fans. (The video is region-blocked. We will update the post with non-blocked links as they become available. A transcript of the video can be found here.)
UPDATE: SpoilerTV provided a region-free version of the vid.
Fury: That is great news about the trailer’s incredible view counts. Hopefully that will translate into even bigger ratings for HBO. Kit’s interview is brief, but intriguing. Episode 9, not 10, will be the climax of Jon’s storyline. This makes sense when you consider that “Baelor” was the 9th episode of season 1. HBO shows often resolve the major story threads in penultimate episodes, and save the season finales for setting up the next season.