We’re still months away from the premier of Season 2 of HBO’s hit Game of Thrones series but fans have gotten several tidbits to tide them over in recent weeks, with a brand-new trailer of Season 2 broadcast on December 11 after HBO’s Boardwalk Empire season finale.
In the “The Cold Winds are Rising” clip featured below, Stannis Baratheon (played by British actor Stephen Dillane) steps up to stake his claim to the Iron Throne:
Game of Thrones Season 2 Trailer
In addition to news characters such as Stannis being introduced sharp-eyed fans can catch glimpses of their other favorite returning characters in the clip, including Jon Snow, Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, Catelyn Stark, Robb Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Queen Cersei, Jamie Lannister and Tyrion Lannister.
The buzz is already building for Season 2 of Game of Thrones, which is slated to debut in April 2012.