Winter is coming! HBO releases new Game of Thrones teaser

HBO just posted the second teaser for its epic fantasy miniseries A Game of Thrones, based on the George R.R. Martin series A Song of Ice and Fire. This trailer is marginally less brief than the last one and primarily features a CGI raven against some weirdly stylized clouds, as well as a little bit of footage.

The new footage comes off as just generic fantasy so far, which is neither good nor bad this early in the, ahem, game, when we're probably just seeing the first rough shots that were usable enough to put in the teaser. HBO also posted a production diary video where executive producer David Benioff pretty much promises us that HBO is reinventing the fantasy genre with Thrones.

Most promisingly, in the video Martin talks about visiting the set and coming away delighted by what he saw. "There was this incredible moment of 'My God, they got it right.' There it is. The majority of my fans are going to be very happy, because they're going to see the story that I told come alive, played by some fantastic actors."

Watch the teaser and the production diary here:

Update: Thanks to commenter Sunny who pointed us to the better YouTube versions, which we've embedded below.

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