HBO unveiled a new teaser for Season 2 of “Game of Thrones” Sunday night (Dec. 11), and like the one that debuted three weeks ago, it’s pretty dark and brooding.

The 45-second spot is filled with dimly lit shots of most of the (still living) key players from Season 1, looking contemplative and/or worried. Renly Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) says in voiceover that he’s laying claim to the Iron Throne, since Robert left “no true-born heir.”

That’s unlikely to go over well with the Lannisters, but Stannis doesn’t much care: “They will bend a knee or I will destroy them,” he says. He closes with the Season 2 tagline, “The cold winds are rising.”

“Game of Thrones” returns to HBO in April. What do you think of the new teaser?

For the record: An earlier version of this post misidentified the character giving the voiceover narration.

Posted by:Rick Porter