It’s going to be an unseasonably chilly July if HBO and GAME OF THRONES has anything to say about it.
The second trailer for GoT kicks off with a serious-looking Sansa Stark in the snow with a voice-over from Lord Baelish counseling her to beware of enemies not just in the North or the South, but on all sides. And then lots of cool stuff. Check it out:
Among the coolest touches: seeing the Hound; Dothraki hordes vs. Lannister legions; dragons; crows; dragons; the Night’s King; more dragons; Tyrion; Arya with a sword; and Beric with a flaming sword!
In case you need a reminder of what was in the first trailer, watch it here.
Winter arrives July 16 on HBO.
HBO’s WESTWORLD has one of my favorite opening credits of any show out there (which is not unusual for the cabler), and while the series sadly will not return until 2018, a creator on YouTube mocked up an opening credits sequence for the science-fiction show as it might have looked if the original 1973 movie had become a broadcast TV series in the early 1980s.
From the electronic score to the wireframe animation, this fan video is right on target!
Sure, the HBO version of Game of Thrones has caught up to the books and George R.R. Martin should be home, typing as fast as his fingers will go to het to the end of his epic fantasy series. We all agree there.
But the bearded author was nevertheless in New York over the weekend to attend the Staten Island Yankees‘ “Meet George R.R. Martin Night.” There, he took a moment to at least muse about the end of the books when The Observer asked if plans to kill off everyone in the end…
“I haven’t written the ending yet, so I don’t know, but no. That’s certainly not my intent. I’ve said before that the tone of the ending that I’m going for is bittersweet. I mean, it’s no secret that [J.R.R.] Tolkien has been a huge influence on me, and I love the way he ended “Lord of the Rings.” It ends with victory, but it’s a bittersweet victory. Frodo is never whole again, and he goes away to the Undying Lands, and the other people live their lives. And the scouring of the Shire — brilliant piece of work, which I didn’t understand when I was 13 years old: ‘Why is this here? The story’s over?’ But every time I read it I understand the brilliance of that segment more and more. All I can say is that’s the kind of tone I will be aiming for. Whether I achieve it or not, that will be up to people like you and my readers to judge.”
Season six of GoT premieres on HBO next year.
The second full-length trailer for season five of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES looks to feature more than enough action to satisfy viewers. Check it out!
Oh, so that’s what Dany was talking about when she mentioned she’s going to “break the wheel” in the other clip! Now it all makes sense!
The new season of GOT premieres April 12.
I know, April 12 and the return of GAME OF THRONES feels so far away, but we can make it! Just think of this endless winter as you having moved to Winterfell (or, for those of you in the Boston metro area, beyond The Wall).
To help pass the time until season five, take a look at these bloopers from season fourm coiurtesy of HBO….
Yeah, I know, it’s not the same, but at least it’s something. And admit it: You missed Joffrey.*
*No, you didn’t. Neither did I. No one misses that little shit.
HBO’s GAME OF THRONES returns for its fourth season tonight, and the network has released a slew of big photos to promote the premium-cable event.
Mother of Dragons
Margaery and Brienne
Tyrion Lannister and Lord Varys
Brienne of Tarth
Tune in to HBO tonight at 9 p.m. ET for the season premiere.
This trailer for HBO’s GAME OF THRONES does a good job of making season four look exciting! (Oh, and Daenerys… sigh)
My favorite part is Cersei (Lena Heady) asking the eternal question, “What good is power if you cannot protect the ones you love?” That’s the problem classic Superman wrestled with in the comics. (In the movie Man of Steel? Not so much…)
Be watching on April 6!