New Game of Thrones shadow teaser goes live

HBO has released another “shadow teaser” for the second season of the wildly popular Game of Thrones series – based on the Song of Ice and Fire novels written by George R.R. Martin.

As you may recall, the previous teaser was just a short voice over by Stanis Baratheon, which ominously proclaimed that “cold winds are rising.”

Luckily, the second teaser offers a glimpse at some season two footage and the wide world of Westeros. 
The city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, was reportedly used instead of Malta for scenes in King’s Landing and elsewhere, with scenes taking place north of the Wall were apparently filmed in Iceland, on the Vatnajökull glacier.

Other shooting locations in Northern Ireland include the Linen Mill Film & Television Studios, Banbridge, Ballintoy Harbour in County Antrim Gosford Castle, outside Markethill in County Armagh and Downhill Strand in County Londonderry.

Game of Thrones debuted in the US on April 17, 2011. Well received by both viewers and critics, the series was quickly picked up for a second season on April 19, 2011, just two days after its premiere.

The series has already been nominated for a number of awards including Outstanding Drama Series for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards and Best Television Series – Drama at the 69th Golden Globe Awards.

Actor Peter Dinklage also won both ceremonies’ Best Supporting Actor award (Emmy and Golden Globes), while additional accolades include an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and an Emmy win for Outstanding Main Title Design.