HBO's adaptation of George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones got an official poster and tag line this past week. The poster features Ned Stark, played by Sean Bean, sitting upon the Iron Throne of Westeros, his sword 'Ice' in his grip. His expression can be read as thoughtful, sad, introverted, or possibly even defeated, any of which would make sense in the context of the story, but we'll avoid spoilers here for those who haven't read the novel.
The tag line "You Win Or You Die" isn't what we expected. Like most fans we assumed "Winter Is Coming" would accompany the show's marketing but the new line makes sense and speaks to a wider audience not already familiar with the Stark adage.
While the poster promotes the April 17th premier date we'd like to remind you again to watch on April 3rd at 9pm EST when HBO will premier the first 15 minutes of the first episode. And if our guesses are correct, those 15 minutes should end with a shocking scene that will keep you hooked for the duration of the season.