'Game of Thrones': HBO premieres third teaser trailer
Fans of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels are getting another peek at HBO's upcoming serialization with the release of a third teaser trailer for "Game of Thrones." The epic fantasy about a medieval-ish world -- where winter comes for centuries at a time and palace intrigue spells death for those on the wrong side of the crown -- is set for a spring 2011 debut.
Martin, an admitted fan of medieval history, partly based the series on the War of the Roses, in which the houses of York and Lancaster battled for control of England. In "Game of Thrones" we have the Starks vs. the Lannisters with the long-ago ousted Targaryen line also angling for a comeback. Think of it as "The Tudors" with dragons, magic and uncannily intelligent direwolves.
In the meantime, I'd suggest cracking -- or clicking open -- the first book in the series, with the easy-to-remember title "Game of Thrones." Not only is it well worth the read and a totally apropo cold-weather book, but you'll have some insight (aka nerd-level knowledge) into the complicated plot when the series debuts. And, bonus: no trendy vampires!
See more "Game of Thrones" clips at HBO.com.
| November 29, 2010; 10:16 AM ET
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