By Justin Mathew Dennis |Staff Writer|
HBO’s hit series, “Game of Thrones,” is debuting its dynamic second season on April 1.
“Game of Thrones” released its first season last year, with intentions of drawing in faithful fans of the Lord of the Rings saga.
Based on the best-selling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin, the producers had their hands full with trying to please both die-hard fans and new comers to the series.
The writers and executive producers, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, worked hard not to disappoint the devoted fans, figuring out what to add in or leave out when transferring the book series to the TV screen.
The Hollywood Reporter stated that more important are those people who haven’t read the books or heard much about this series. Benioff and Weiss kick things off immediately with action, blood-shed and eeriness to catch the eye of the prospective viewers.
Sean Bean played a large role in the Lord of the Rings movie series; his skills and fans both followed him over to the TV series.
The storyline of the show revolves around the Iron Throne, which are lords of the mythical land of Westeros. Seven noble families are battling for the throne; the three dominant families are the Houses Stark, Lannister and Baratheon.
The King of Westeros, Robert Baratheon, entrusts his old friend, Eddard Stark, to serve as Hand of the King, the highest official. The third dominant family, House of Lannister, has a descendant in power, but the family is devising a plan to take full power.
The other families, Greyjoy, Tully, Arryn and Tyrell have friction and conflict which leads to a full-scale war. While this is happening, the last members of the previously overthrown ruling family, the Targaryens, are scheming to regain the throne.
Season one succeeded with the crowd-pleasing elements of war, honor, pride, lust, power and even humor. “Game of Thrones” delivered exceptional storytelling, strong writing, outstanding acting and some stunning visual effects.
The trailer for the second season, unveiled last week on HBO, gives audiences just a taste into the action, drama and suspense in store.
One of the primary quotes from the trailer was, “A very small man can cast a very large shadow.”
That quote forecasts that one of the smallest characters, Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage, will be playing a major role.
Manipulation, quarrels, hatred, cruelty, love and boldness are just a few words to describe the intense new season of the fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” has to offer.
The new season is scheduled to premiere on HBO on Sunday, April 1.