Game of Thrones Season 2 Poster: Season One Spoiler Alert?

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Game of Thrones has released a new poster in anticipation of season two, and it's bound to cause a bit of controversy...

... for what it reveals about season one.

We won't actually spell it out - just in case readers who wish to remain in the dark and are ferociously catching up on the first season DVD prior to April 1 can't figure out the spoiler - but the image is hard to miss. See for yourself:

Game of Thrones Season Two Poster

What do you think about HBO ruining the biggest twist from season one? All is far in love, war and marketing? Or a total bummer for new viewers?

Contemplate that question as you read through the opening season two episode descriptions in our Game of Thrones spoilers section.

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Since I can't edit my earlier comment... I realize you want to market to new viewers, but if they start with season 2 and not season 1, they're already going to know what happened to Ned Stark. It's not an issue, as far as I'm concerned.


You can't build a marketing campaign aimed at people who either didn't watch the series or didn't read the books.


It could be a spoiler but for some people may not recognize Ned...*crosses fingers* I do feel that his death was spoiled & talken about so much already that people who follow sites like TV Fanatic, etc. already know, even if they don't (but should) watch the show!

Game of Thrones Quotes

Nothing isn't better or worse than anything. Nothing is just nothing.


Tyrion: Let me give you some advice bastard. Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.
Jon: What the hell do you know about being a bastard?
Tyrion: All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.