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“Game of Thrones” returns for second season April 1

Melissa Hayer Published: March 27, 2012
HBO's  "Game of Thrones" season 2

Tyrion-  Peter Dinklage
Sansa-  Sophie Turner
Joffrey-  Jack Gleeson
Bronn-  Jerome Flynn
The Hound-  Rory McCann
Meryn Trent-  Ian Beattie
Dontos-  Tony Way
Myrcella-  Aimee Richardson
Tommen-  Callum Wharry
Chella-  Natalia Lee
Melee Herald-  Mark Cindric
HBO's "Game of Thrones" season 2 Tyrion- Peter Dinklage Sansa- Sophie Turner Joffrey- Jack Gleeson Bronn- Jerome Flynn The Hound- Rory McCann Meryn Trent- Ian Beattie Dontos- Tony Way Myrcella- Aimee Richardson Tommen- Callum Wharry Chella- Natalia Lee Melee Herald- Mark Cindric

 

The Emmy and Golden Globe-winning fantasy series “Game of Thrones” begins its second season at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 1 on HBO.

A summary of the upcoming season, provided by HBO, is as follows:

War is coming to Westeros.  As the cold winds rise and five kings vie for power, bonds are forged and broken, identities are challenged and romance blossoms.  With the stakes higher than ever before, who will survive the chaos to claim the Iron Throne?

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, “Game of Thrones” is an epic drama set in the world of Westeros, where ambitious men and women of both honor and ill-repute live in a land whose summers and winters can last years.

Created and executive produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the ten-episode second season of “Game of Thrones” plays out against the backdrop of a fast-approaching winter – the season of the white raven.  In King’s Landing, the coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and his uncle Tyrion, who has been appointed Hand of the King.

But the Lannister hold on the Throne is under assault on many fronts.  Robb Stark, son of Ned Stark, the slain Lord of Winterfell, seeks autonomy in the North and has taken Cersei’s brother Jaime prisoner in battle.  Daenerys Targaryen looks to shore up her depleted power in the East with her three newborn dragons.  Stannis Baratheon, brother of the late King Robert, rejects Joffrey’s legitimacy and aligns with a powerful priestess to raise a naval attack.  And Renly, Stannis’ charismatic brother, has maintained his own claim since fleeing King’s Landing.

In the meantime, a new leader is rising among the wildlings North of the Wall, adding fresh perils for Jon Snow and the order of the Night’s Watch.

Returning cast members include: Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane).

Also returning for the second season are:  Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Conleth Hill (Varys), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), James Cosmo (Commander Mormont), Sibel Kekilli (Shae), Donald Sumpter (Maester Luwin), Ron Donachie (Rodrik Cassel) and Gethin Anthony (Renly Baratheon).

New cast members in the second season include:  Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell) and Rose Leslie (Ygritte).

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Lena Headey of "Game of Thrones" - HBO Photo
Lena Headey of "Game of Thrones" - HBO Photo


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