Images coming later (sorry, folks, it’s quite late!). First, the teaser:
9 seconds: Jon Snow (Kit Harington) on the Wall.
10 seconds: Ser Hugh of the Vale jousting at the Hand’s Tourney.
10-11 seconds: Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and someone we can’t identify.
14 seconds: Arryn men-at-arms, presumably in the Vale.
15 seconds: Tyrion in the Vale held prisoner by a unknown man-at-arms (possibly Bronn’s fellow sellsword, Chiggen, who may be unnamed)
16 seconds: Sandor Clegane fighting his brother, Ser Gregor Clegane. The Mountain that Rides looks MASSIVE. His armor is a hauberk of steel plates, rather than plate armor as with some other knights glimpsed earlier on.
17 Seconds. Eddard Stark, King Robert, Varys, and Grand Maester Pycelle at the small council table. Robert and Eddard are arguing. Big tapestry in the background.
19 seconds: What we believe is the final Game of Thrones logo, or near enough.
And now the behind the scenes promo:
8 seconds: Shot of the tourney ground. Baratheon banner notable.
9 seconds: Targaryen banner… where would that be hanging? Hmm. Alas, the dragon has four legs—this may be our fault! It’s supposed to be two, in fact, but perhaps it’s a creative change.
9-10 seconds: A youth fighting with a stick. We guess this is Prince Joffrey, heir to the Iron Throne.
11 seconds: What we guess is a wildling fighting someone. Don’t want to spoil. ;)
11-12 seconds: Catelyn Stark. Michelle Fairley looks amazing.
19-21 seconds: Jon Snow sparring. We suspect this is Grenn, played by Mark Stranley. A lack of helmets noted, tut-tut.
29 seconds: A bunch of Baratheon guards and what we intially believed to be a blurry glimpse of Jaime Lannister with a positively leonine mane of blond hair. The red cloak is certainly suggestive. However, now we think that he is in armor in this scene. Another set of arms are glimpsed here as well, which is nice: a rooster on red. Perhaps one of the hedge knights attaching themselves to the king’s train?
29 seconds: On the monitor, Ned Stark cleaning Ice, from the start of the novel.
32 seconds: A brief glimpse of someone we don’t recognize. We are told by HBO that this is in fact an extra.
32 seconds: We’re told these men in the foreground are Lannister guardsmen. A distictly Asian flair to their armor, but still recognizably plate armor. The helmets are the most striking pieces, seeming quite like samurai helmets, but it’s hard to say what they look like when the visors are down. Behind them is a gold cloak.
32 seconds: Some sort of Northern lord or Stark servant? Not an identifiable actor.
37-38 seconds: Viserys Targaryen, played by Harry Lloyd, using a single-edged sword which we initially thought might be an arakh. However, the Dothraki in the background, who may be Jhogo (Elysa Gabel), seems to have a long-hafted, sickle-like weapon hanging from his horse. He also seems to be wearing some sort of vest or lamellar armor. A bit of a change from the novels, in which the Dothraki disdain armor.
43 seconds: Dothraki travelling through willows. This would be the material that was shot in Ballymoney.
45 seconds: Ser Jorah Mormont, played by Iain Glen. Part of the same travelling sequence.
56 seconds: George! With Richard Madden. Shortly after, David Benioff dates the interview: a couple of weeks after George visited the set for the pilot.
1:00 minute: The Stark direwolf on the Wall.
1:01: Ser Alliser Thorne (Owen Teale) and who we believe to be Rast (Luke McEwan), possibly attacking poor Samwell.
1:03: Very padded Bran fighting against Prince Tommen.
1:04: Catelyn Tully hiding from danger, and Tyrion Lannister enters the scene from behind the camera.
1:07: The massive Conan Stevens practicing his fight choreography.
1:08: The lovely Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and a very brief glimpse of Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) sitting next to her. I’ll bet the fastening of his doublet is a mockingbird. On Sansa’s other side, Arya. Jeyne Poole seems to have fallen by the wayside, which I believe has been previously confirmed.
1:09: Kit Harington practicing with Mark Stanley.
1:10: Sean Bean as Eddard Stark in ... well, King’s Landing certainly.
1:10-1:11: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion, hair dyed, and a great crimson-and-gold leather jerkin.
1:11: Mark Addy as King Robert (looking very relaxed with a styrofoam cup and a bar of chocolate! Obviously between takes) and Lena Headey looking marvelous as Queen Cersei. Their children, Prince Tommen and Princess Myrcella, can be glimpsed just at the end. Just off camera is Sandor Clegane.
1:12: Arya (Maisie Williams) and Bran (Isaac Hempestead Wright) having fun. Wonderful!
1:17: A knight in armor. Ser Hugh of the Vale? Hard to tell.
1:19: Two direwolf pups. Awww!
1:25: Daenerys Targaryen among the Dothraki. We beleve that’s Jhogo behind her, and his armor seems more like woven leather than lamellar or scale.
1:26: A better glimpse of Princess Myrcella and Prince Tommen. Followed by some direwolf emboridery, and then a shot of Kingsguard in ceremonial armor. Alas, it lacks the white cloaks, or any nod to it (even their armor is white in the books), but it’s an interesting look at least. Of all the things we’ve seen so far, we’d call this the most “stereotypically” fantasy. But hey, at least they have the “intricate suit of scales” thing going. Then they’re followed by some Lannister men, if the red that predominates reveals anything. Finally, that character from earlier. He and the other individual are extras, HBO tells us.
1:27: Michelle Fairley as Catelyn. Love the look, love the blue with her hair. Behind her, some of the sellswords who accompany her. And then the black-helmeted Ser Gregor Clegane followed by Ser Loras Tyrell, the Knight of Flowers, is a truly magnificent helmet that evokes flowers and plant life. Marvellous!