“Game of Thrones” fans were treated to a sneak peak of the coming Season 2 with a new trailer. It follows two sneak peaks that aired in previous months.
The new trailer was released this past week and is narrated by Varys, played by Conleth Hill.
“Three great men, a king, a priest and a rich man,” Varys says as shots of Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Arya, King Joffrey and Tyrion Lannister appear. “Between them stands a common swordman. Each great man bids the swordman to kill the other two.”
“Who lives? Who dies? Power resides where men believe it resides. It’s a trick a shadow on the wall,” he says. “A very small man can cast a very large shadow.”
The trailer gives fans an inkling into what the highly-anticipated season will hold, with longer clips. In one short clip, the young King Joffrey is seen holding an arrow to his queen-to-be Sansa suggesting “Killing you would send a message to your brother” who is coming for King Joffrey with an army of soldiers.
In another clip, Tyrion warns his sister Cersei, “You might find it difficult ruling over millions that want you dead” as his sister is being carried through the streets by guards as peasants scream at her.
Excitement for the coming season has been building over previous months. Back in December, a “Game Of Thrones” Season 2 teaser was released, giving fans the second dose of the 2012 season. Stannis Baratheon, brother of the late King Robert who died last season in a hunting accident, narrated the clip that takes viewers through clips of Arya, Tyrion, Jon Snow, and newly seated Joffrey.
“My brother left no true-born heirs by right of birth and blood,” Stannis says. “I do this day lay claim to the island throne of Westeros that all true men declare their loyalty. The iron throne is mine by right.”
“They will bend the knee or I will destroy them,” he says.
Fans got their first glimpse of Season 2 back in September when HBO released a sneak peak during “Boardwalk Empire.” The sneak peak only featured spoken dialogue and an image of a ring of fire.” The night is dark and full of terrors,” the narrator warns.
The hit HBO show is based on the George R.R. Martin book series, “A Song of Ice and Fire” and readers may already have an idea of what’s to come from reading “A Clash of Kings.”
The 10-episode Season 2 will kick off April 1 at 9 p.m. EST.
Check out the trailer.