See the Game of Thrones Return Date and Other HBO Trailers!

That’s right, everyone’s favorite cable station has announced some new premiere dates for the spring season, the biggest one being the return of Game of Thrones, which many suspected may lay dormant for a while due to high production costs and time required to make the show work.  However, HBO has announced it will return this spring, and there’s a trailer for Season 2 and everything.  First off, let’s get to some other stuff they’ll be premiering.

Game Change is the new film from Jay Roach (Meet the Parents), a collaboration with Recount writer Danny Strong, who adapted the book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, about the 2008 Presidential Election campaign run by John McCain and the controversial Sarah Palin, who will be played by Julianne Moore and Ed Harris as Palin and McCain, and will also co-star Woody Harrelson and Ron Livingston.  The film debuts Saturday, March 10th on HBO.  

VEEP is a new show from Armando Iannucci, who was responsible for 2009’s brilliant political satire In the Loop, one of the better screenplays of our time.  This new show will star Julia Louis-Dreyfus playing state senator Selena Meyer, who ends up as the Vice President of the United States, and the job turns out to be nothing like what she expected.  This show will premiere Sunday, April 22nd and it looks like it will have a 6 episode run.

Girls is the new comedy from executive producer Judd Apatow, but it was created by Lena Dunham, who garnered high critical praise for her feature film Tiny Furniture on the festival circuit last year.  Here, she writes and stars as a dorky girl in her early 20’s, and her friends, and their misadventures trying to transition into adulthood.  The trailer looks pretty funny, so I’ll be checking out the premiere on Sunday, April 15th.

Game of Thrones is back, and sooner than a lot of people thought possible.  There was hesitation when HBO confirmed that they had ordered another season as to when it would actually air, but now they have announced it for Sunday, April 1st, and it better not be an April Fool’s joke.  Both new fans of the show and longtime George R.R. Martin readers are salivating at the thought of the second season, so to satiate that hunger, HBO has released this teaser (which I guess is spoilery if you haven’t seen the first season):

I can’t wait for winter to fall on Winter’s Fell.  Hell will be breaking loose in the Seven Kingdoms, and I can’t wait to watch them crumble.  I think it’s safe to say that while not all the shows will last, at least there is something new and entertaining to look forward to from the company after the disappointing cancellation of Bored to Death and some other shows that not many people watched.  Sad to see it go, but glad to see something fresh, original, and scripted on TV, I’ll be tuning in for all of them.  Because it’s not TV…

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