That’s just what HBO’s Game of Thrones delivers and its much-anticipate second season is just around the corner.
The second season of Game of Thrones is set to premiere this April. Based on the A Song Of Ice And Fire four-part book series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is quickly becoming one of HBO’s hottest series.
“We are delighted by the way David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have brought George R.R. Martin’s amazing book series to the screen, and thrilled by the support of the media and our viewers,” said Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “This is the continuation of an exciting creative partnership.”
Set in the fictional land of Westeros, Game of Thrones follows the lives of kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen as they vie for power in a land where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. Although there a lot of backstabbing going on, one thing unites the people: a fear of what lurks behind “the wall,” an undiscovered area known for strange creatures including wildings and Whitewalkers. It’s bordering wall is guarded by the Night’s Watch men.
Season 2 sees a dramatic turn of events following the death of the king, Robert Barantheon, and civil war breaks out fighting for the true heir to the Iron Throne, fought between the rival royal and noble families and their respective supporters.
Part adventure, part fantasy, the multiple emmy-nominated series is being lauded by critics and fans everywhere for the amazing storylines and incredible acting, most notably by Peter Dinklage – who plays Tyrion Lannister – who won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
If you haven’t watched Season 1 yet, buy the DVDs and catch up. Until then, check out the teaser for Season 2 recently released by HBO.