War is coming to Westeros.
As the cold winds rise and five kings vie for power, bonds are forged and broken, identities are challenged and romance blossoms. With the stakes higher than ever before, who will survive the chaos to claim the Iron Throne?
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is an epic drama set in the world of Westeros, where ambitious men and women of both honour and ill-repute live in a land whose summers and winters can last years.
Created and executive produced by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the 10-episode second season of Game of Thrones 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.
Joining the cast in Season 2 are Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rose Leslie as Ygritte, Natalie Dormer as Lady Margaery Tyrell and Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, among others.
David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are executive producers and writers of the show, which was shot at the Paint Hall Studio in Belfast, Northern Ireland, as well as at various locations in Northern Ireland and Malta.
The production received funding from Northern Ireland Screen and the Malta Film Commission.
Season 2 premiered on M-Net with a "sneak peek" episode on Sunday 8 April 2012, at 22h05. A repeat of the first episode aired on Friday 13 April 2012, at 21h30, followed by Episode 2. Thereafter new episodes broadcast weekly, on Fridays at 21h30, ending its run on 8 June.
Season 2 premiered on M-Net Edge with a double bill on Saturday 25 October 2014, at 23h00. Thereafter new episodes broadcast in a quadruple bill weekly, from 21h00 - 01h00.