Meet the characters who'll RULE Game of Thrones in new HBO trailer

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Dec 14, 2012

Looking forward to George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones? So are we, and HBO's making really sure we get excited for the upcoming new fantasy series by throwing another glorious trailer our way.

The new trailer introduces us to some of the major characters of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros who will come into play during Game of Thrones, such as Eddard "Ned" Stark (Sean Bean), his wife Catelyn Stark (Michelle Fairley), Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), her brothers Jame Lannister (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clark), King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) and Eddard's bastard son Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), among others who'll already be familiar to readers of the book.

There's a bit of jousting and some major drama thrown in for good measure to make it even more dynamic, but we think the trailer already does what it means to achieve—namely getting us pretty much excited for the series.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)