Winter is still coming...
A new trailer for the second season of HBO's stellar series Game of Thrones has arrived on the Internets, giving another slice of raw meat to the show's fans already ravenous for more. In this trailer titled "You Win or You Die," we open with Lord Varys, known as "The Spider," talking about how "a very small man can cast a very large shadow."
Other highlights include Catelyn Stark drawing a knife on Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, the man who betrayed her husband Ned after...um...telling Ned he shouldn't be trusted. King Joffrey Baratheon is still a little jerk to Ned's daughter Sansa, threatening her with a bow and arrow and telling her "Killing you would send your brother a message."
In addition, Joffrey's mum Cersi is hated by the people she essentially rules over, with her brother Tyrion Lannister saying "You might find it difficult to rule over millions who want you dead." Meanwhile, Jon Snow, Ned's bastard son, is searching for his missing uncle on the other side of The Wall where there just happens to be this lovely bunch of White Walkers.
Daenerys Targaryen begins her quest to capture the throne, announcing "I am Daenerys Stormborn and I will take what is mine...with fire and blood!" Ned's youngest daughter Arya, hardened after witnessing the beheading of her father, sums up the entire series by saying that "Anyone can be killed."
And now that actor Peter Dinklage has won at both the Emmys and the Golden Globes for his performance as Tyrion, he appears to have more emphasis this season as Tyrion remarks, "I understand the way this game is played."
Game of Thrones returns for Season 2 on April 1, 2012. Here's the full trailer...