Yes, Goddamnit, I’m desperate for more “Game Of Thrones.” This isn’t really a trailer, but rather a short look at the ongoing production of Season Two of HBO’s acclaimed and friggin’ brilliant adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s books. It’s nice to see some of our favorite characters —Arya, Tyrion, Jon Snow, Daenerys, Jorah Mormont. But equally intriguing are the brief glimpses of new ones — Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), Melisandre (Carice Van Houten), and others.
What’s equally good to see is the apparent reverence that the showrunners are treating the show with. Sure, it’s a production video and so the responses are somewhat canned, but they’re still telling us what we want to hear. The second season will possibly be an even greater challenge than the first. The main characters are established and beloved (well, the surviving ones anyway), and the world seems fully formed. Now they must expand both the world and the roster of characters doubly, which will prove incredibly complicated, I suspect.
God, I can’t friggin’ wait.
Also, someone buy me D.B. Weiss’s t-shirt, post-haste!