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September 15, 2010


HBO Releases New Game Of Thrones Trailer

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010
Game of Thrones

The second teaser trailer for HBO’s upcoming TV adaptation of the first book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series has just hit the Interwebs, and while it is only a teaser, I must say I am very excited by the look of it.  As someone who only just recently started reading A Game of Thrones, I am very into this story right now, so the idea of a faithful adaptation sounds great to me.  Read on to see the first and second teaser trailers.

For those of you who haven’t read any of the series, A Song of Ice and Fire takes place in a fantasy world containing everything one would expect from the likes of Tolkien.  The big difference between the two authors’ stories, however, is that in Martin’s books, magic and other fantasy elements serve as more of a backdrop to the story, while political machinations and power struggles make up the major set pieces.  I myself am only about a third of the way through A Game of Thrones currently, but I already find the story deeply enthralling and cannot wait to see how the narrative plays out over a number of books.

An interesting problem is presented if the series is a success, however.  Right now there have been four books released of the planned seven in the series, and Martin is taking his sweet time finishing the rest (the most recent release was in October 2005).  The first season of HBO’s show plans to cover the first book, the second season the second book, and so on.  Martin better finish writing quickly if he wants HBO to keep making seasons of his books.

Teaser Trailer 2:

Teaser Trailer 1, released earlier this year:

  • Chris

    Was that Boromir?

    • Tom

      That’s Lord Eddard Stark to you, knavish pawn!

  • Chris

    Also, I wasn’t aware he was doing Song of Ice and Fire in 7 books. Last I heard it was 5, with Feast for Crows and “The Next One” telling two halfs of the same chronological time period – if that sounds odd, it’s because it is.