MANILA, Philippines – Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning fantasy series Game of Thrones returns to Asian TV screens tomorrow, Saturday, at 9pm, exclusively on HBO (8pm on HBO HD).
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, the HBO-produced epic drama is 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, this new 10-episode 2nd season 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 Lannister, and his uncle Tyrion, who has been appointed Hand of the King. But the Lannisters’ 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. Tensions and treaties, animosity and alliances, make this 2nd season another thrilling journey.
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), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister). Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), and Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), meanwhile, are new additions. – Rappler.com