If you’ve been slacking on your exact minutes-and-seconds countdown till Game of Thrones comes back for a second season, you’ll be reconfiguring that tally momentarily after watching this new trailer for season two. It’s suitably epic (fire! battle! chilling narration about power!), blessedly non-cheap (new footage!), and thrillingly Peter Dinklage’d (“a very small man can cast a very large shadow”!). And of course the question “who lives, who dies?” doesn’t get much more high stakes than it does with Game of Thrones.
Oh, and die-hard HBOphiles may want to scope out the new True Blood teaser that dropped on Sunday night, as well.
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