'Game of Thrones' Season 2 Teaser: The Cold Winds Are Rising

The Tomboy With a Sword
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Maisie Williams' Arya Stark is no girly-girl like her sister Sansa. She's hopeless at needlepoint, but hand her a pointy weapon and she's a natural. So stand back!

HBO unspooled the first official trailer for Season 2 of Game of Thrones on Sunday before Boardwalk Empire.

VIDEO: 'Game of Thrones' Season 2 Teaser Released

Titled “The Cold Winds Are Rising,” the clip offers the first introduction of Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), the brother of the late King Robert (Mark Addy) who notes that there were no “true-born heirs” and that the “fight for the Iron Throne" is beginning.

Watch the clip below and hit the comments with your thoughts on Stannis.

VIDEO: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2 Production Promo Teases New, Old Characters

Game of Thrones, based on the books by George R.R. Martin, bows its second season in April on HBO.

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