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Iron Throne: HBO Unveils New Game of Thrones Teaser Trailer

"My brother has his sword and I have my mind." - Tyrion

HBO has released its newest teaser trailer for its upcoming adaptation of George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones, launching April 17th. (Yes, I'm sure your calendars are marked. Get your lemon cakes ready.)

Unlike the staggering trailer that the pay cabler unveiled last weekend at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour--which I'm still hoping they release online soon--this teaser is more atmospheric than anything else, playing up the visual of the Iron Throne as a backdrop for the characters themselves, each of whom gets the chance to whisper a single line of dialogue that sums up their characters' inner struggles.

Provocative and eye-catching, yes, but it doesn't quite have the snap and sparkle of the one that HBO showed at their Game of Thrones session. I do love, however, that they looked to offer a primer on the diverse characters of the show, setting up the central conflicts and the general aura of intrigue and war. And that throne? Terrifying and dangerously uncomfortable, just as the Targaryens intended.

That said, I hope the next trailer is less style and more substance.

But don't take my word for it: you can watch the newest teaser in full below.



Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 17th at 9 pm ET/PT on HBO.

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