Y'know, there's some really exciting TV headed our way at the moment. Aside from the reportedly excellent Boardwalk Empire, which Martin Scorsese's overseeing, HBO is also working on pitch-black fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, or - as it's called after the first book in George RR Martin's sequence - A Game Of Thrones. And a new featurette and TV spot have come online to give you a taste of just how good it's going to be.
The story has a huge cast of characters, focusing on three different clans in a medieval world: the noble and upright Starks, led by Eddard (Sean Bean) and his wife Catelyn (Michelle Fairley); the bluff King Robert Bartheon (Mark Addy) and his calculating in-laws the Lannisters, with Queen Cersei (Lena Headey, who's apparently nicked Eowyn's wig for the role), her twin brother Ser Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and their hunchback brother Tyrion (Peter Dinklage); and displaced claimants to the throne the Targaryens, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Viserys (Harry Lloyd). They're the ones you see here with almost white hair.