This may be as teasing as teasers get, but Game of Thrones is worth some occasional frustration-fueled excitement. The second season of Game of Thrones inspires nothing but amazing optimism. It'll see the return of favorite actors Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. It'll introduce us to promising newcomers like Gemma Whalen as the renamed Asha Greyjoy, as well as Robert Pugh as Craster, Hannah Murray as his daughter/wife Gilly, and Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton.
What is most promising is HBO's dedication to the series: the network pledged to keep Game of Thrones going as long as it needs to go to tell its story, and to maintain a controlling stake in the story for George R. R. Martin.
So top-notch is the series, and all of the news attached to its second season, that even this brief clip gets our blood pumping.
Click on the image below to browse our Game of Thrones gallery.
I feel as if being added of the Game of Thrones cast is becoming a widespread rite of passage for European actors. Three new denizens of the large and small screen signed on to the HBO series' second season. Taking on the character of Craster will be Robert Pugh (Robin Hood, The Ghost Writer). Craster is a polygamous wildling, and father (and husband, so prepare for that) to Gilly, who will be portrayed by Hannah Murry (the UK's Skins). Finally, Michael McElhatton (Intermission, Fifty Dead Men Walking) is taking the role of Roose Bolton, soft-spoken but ruthless Lord of the Dreadfort with a propensity for leeching remedies.
With every cast amendment we hear about, it seems that the second season of already stimulating Game of Thrones becomes more and more promising. There are doubtlessly still characters yet to be cast, so prepare for a continuous rise in excitement.