Game of Thrones is preparing to return once more, to fill our lives once more with bloodshed, back stabbing, nudity, violence and dwarves. Who could possibly resist?
HBO's premiere program will return March 31, 2013. Last week we showed you the teaser poster for the new season and today we bring you the teaser trailer.
What does the trailer show us? Well, a whole lot of nothing, unfortunately. The brief video gives us one quote, from an unidentified lady.
"The great war is between death and life, ice and fire. If we lose, the night will never end."
The footage free promo tells us nothing, except the return date. Damn you HBO!
I have not read any of the books that the series is based on, so I am going into this new season completely ignorant of what is to come. For my money, there is no series going that tells a grander story than Game of Thrones. It feels like a more adult version of Lord of the Rings.
What are your predictions for this coming season? If you have read the books, how have they compared with what the show has done? Which character do you think is talking to us in the video?
What I fear is the treatment of books 4 and 5. It will require so much rewriting. But hey, it won't be before 2015...
Message Posted On Nov 19th, 2012, 9:17 am
The voice in the video is obviously Melisandre, clearly recognizable by the lines (so far she is the only one who has yet talked about the war between day and night, ice and fire) as well as the actress' (Carice van Houten) Dutch accent.
As for following the books, season 1 was true to the book almost to the letter, with some omissions obviously (mostly the battles of which in the series only the aftermath is shown).
Season 2 saw some rewriting, perhaps most noticeably the fight between Eddard and Jaime (in the books they don't cross swords, but the result is the same) but as a whole i think they managed to stay true enough to the spirit of the book and i think some of the rewrites work better for the medium.
However, having been a fan of the books for more than a decade now i can definitely recommend them to everyone, as some of the nuances that are lost in the show are a real boon to understanding the motives of the characters and why certain events play out as they do. And Martin is a great writer and has created such a complex and believable world, it would be a shame not to explore it some more.
Message Posted On Nov 19th, 2012, 8:59 am
I think it's the Red Headed Priestess with Stannis.