Compared to the recent tantalizing reveal of Boardwalk Empire, this just-released trailer for HBO’s upcoming Game Of Thrones is really more of a tease, offering little beyond a few quick-cut glimpses of clanging swords, a muttering of the signature motto “Winter is coming,” and lots of atmospheric snow. However, it’s the first we’ve seen of the adaptation, which is based on the George R.R. Martin fantasy novel series A Song Of Ice And Fire set in the mythical land of Westeros. Blink and you’ll miss the quick shot of Lord Of The Rings’ Sean Bean playing Eddard “Ned” Stark.
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