- "(the first season of) Game of Thrones boasted the TV year's single most shocking scene…and not at the end, but in the middle. Now that's integrity" - Alex Strachan, Postmedia News
- "(Game of Thrones) is fabulous, in my humble critic's opinion - I loved it."- Rob Salem, Toronto Star
- "I can best describe this show as Rome meets The Wire. It's got all the excellence (and incredible costuming) that Rome had, but is as complex as The Wire" - Nikki Stafford, Nik at Nite
TORONTO, March 21, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - As the cold winds rise and five kings vie for power, bonds are forged and broken, identities are challenged and romance blossoms in the world of Westeros. HBO Canada, a multiplex channel of Astral's The Movie Network (Eastern Canada) and Corus Entertainment's Movie Central (Western Canada) presents the hotly anticipated Season 2 premiere of HBO's Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning fantasy series Game of Thrones, Sunday, April 1 at 9 p.m. ET/MT, day-and-date with HBO in the U.S.
Set in Westeros, where ambitious men and women of both honour and ill-repute live in a land whose summers and winters can last years, Game of Thrones is based on the best-selling fantasy book series by George R. R. Martin. The series' 10-episode second season plays out against the backdrop of a fast-approaching winter - the season of the white raven. In King's Landing, the coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and his uncle Tyrion, who has been appointed Hand of the King.
Game of Thrones "You Win or You Die" (22-minute Special)
Premieres Sunday, March 25 at 11:15 p.m. ET/MT on HBO Canada
To get fans ready for the Game of Thrones Season 2 premiere, HBO Canada presents a 22-minute special recap of Season 1 entitled "You Win or You Die." The special includes behind-the-scenes footage, clips, interviews and a sneak peek at Season 2. Beginning March 28, the special will be available free-of-charge on HBOCanada.com and via the free Video On Demand and Video On Demand Online services offered by participating television providers.
For further information:
The Movie Network (Eastern Canada)
Movie Central (Western Canada)