"It's a really great narrative and we sort of live it 24/7. I have dreams of this show… It's created a world in my head that I can't shake. Which is a testament to how good the show is." – Peter Dinklage
In just under five weeks, George R. R. Martin's epic, "Game of Thrones" will return to HBO for its highly anticipated second season. This year's storyline will be largely inspired by "A Clash of Kings," the second novel in Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series.
As the new season begins, the ruthless King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) sits upon the Iron Throne, but the new King of the North, Robb Stark (Richard Madden) is no longer his only adversary. Rival brothers, Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) both seek the Iron Throne for themselves, while in the Iron islands, Balon Greyjoy (Patrick Malahide) will soon make his move as well.
HBO has premiered a new extended trailer for "Game of Thrones" season 2, which offers some tantalizing hints about what's to come. From the early footage, we can see Daenerys Stormborn (Emilia Clarke) urging her allies to strike while the kingdoms are divided, Renly and Stannis facing off, Robb Stark struggling with his burden, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) spying on his sister, Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Osha (Natalia Tena) explaining an ominous portent to Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) while Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and the Night's Watch continue their dangerous quest beyond the Wall.
Additionally, HBO has released a new behind-the-scenes video for "Game of Thrones" season 2, as executive producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and production designer Gemma Jackson are joined by cast members Gethin Anthony, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Richard Madden as they reveal just how much the scope has expanded this season.
"Game of Thrones" season 2 bows on April 1st, only on HBO!