The return to Westeros is upon us, as HBO announced that the second season of Game of Thrones will debut on April 1. Adapting A Clash of Kings, the second book in A Song of Ice and Fire, this season will feature twice as much intrigue and drama as the first, especially in light of *** *t***’s death (I’m trying to be delicate with the spoilers). If you forgot where season 1 ended, here’s a quick primer: everything is awful and no one is happy. You’re ready to go!
Along with GOT, HBO also announced a few other premieres. Girls, the Apatow-sponsored comedy starring Lena Dunham about low-paid college post-graduates trying to hack it in New York (too real, yo) will drop on April 15, while Game Change, the original movie about the 2008 presidential election, will air on March 10. Also, Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Veep, in which she plays the vice president of the United States, will start on April 22. Another spring, another excellent lineup from HBO. What ever changes?
Below, watch Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister slap his nephew Joffrey for 10 minutes, set to Led Zeppelin’s "Achilles Last Stand." Because, duh.