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HBO GO recently revealed a new “First Look” at the upcoming second season of “Game of Thrones.” The second season that premieres on April 1st, is said to be focusing primarily on the events of “A Clash of Kings” the second book in the “A Song of Fire of Ice” series.
Game of Thrones is the HBO series based on the book series written by George R.R. Martin. The series was highly anticipated even in the early stages of development. The first season was very well received by both viewers and critics. It was so highly rated that the second season was picked up only two days after its premiere in 2011. It was nominated for several awards, including Outstanding Drama Series for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards and Best Television Series – Drama at the69th Golden Globe Awards; Peter Dinklage also won both ceremonies’ Best Supporting Actor award (Emmy and Golden Globes). Other accolades include an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and an Emmy win for Outstanding Main Title Design.
Season 2 had to introduce many new characters into casting for the second season that began in May 2011. Owing to the very large cast of characters in Martin’s novels, the producers had to fill a great number of additional speaking roles.
- Stephen Dillane was cast as Robert’s younger brother, Stannis Baratheon, one of several pretenders to the Iron Throne.
- Carice van Houten is set to play Melisandre of Asshai, the “Red Priestess” of the foreign god R’hllor, an influential advisor to King Stannis Baratheon.
- Liam Cunningham was given the part of the former smuggler Ser Davos Seaworth, a bannerman of Stannis.
- Gwendoline Christie was cast as Brienne of Tarth, a female warrior who joins Renly Baratheon’s guard and becomes a follower of Catelyn Stark.
- Natalie Dormer appears as Lady Margaery Tyrell, a noblewoman from the Reach promised to be the wife of Renly Baratheon.
- Gemma Whelan was chosen to play Yara Greyjoy, the Ironborn captain and sister of Theon. Named “Asha” in the novels, the character’s name was changed to avoid confusion with the Wildling Osha, Bran Stark’s companion.
- Tom Wlaschiha was cast as Jaqen H’ghar, a prisoner and recruit of Yoren, as well as an assassin of the Faceless Men.
- Rose Leslie will appear as Ygritte, Jon Snow’s love interest among the Wildlings.
- Daniel Portman took the part of Podrick Payne, the squire to Tyrion Lannister. The 19-year-old Portman plays Podrick as about 16 years old, instead of about 12 as in the novels.
- Among the other new cast members are Nonso Anozie as Xaro Xhoan Daxos.
- Kerr Logan as Matthos Seaworth;
- Oliver Ford Davies as Maester Cressen;
- Roy Dotrice as Pyromancer Hallyne, an elderly alchemist at King’s Landing;
- Karl Davies as Alton Lannister, a character who does not appear in the books;
- Ben Crompton as ”Dolorous Edd” Tollet,
- Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton;
- Robert Pugh as the Wildling chief Craster;
- Hannah Murray as Craster’s daughter Gilly,
- Patrick Malahide as Balon Greyjoy, lord of the Iron Islands and father of Theon;
- Ian Hanmore as Pyat Pree;
- Fintan McKeown as Ser Amory Lorch.
You can see the set of teaser images from season 2 here, and watch the HBO GO trailer below:
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