HBO Releases Teasers for Game of Thrones Season 2 and Luck (VIDEO)

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HBO used last night's Season 2 premiere of Boardwalk Empire to let viewers know it has a few other shows as well. The network unveiled the first teaser for Season 2 of Game of Thrones, a fantasy epic about (among other things) a mentally dim stablehand who carries a boy on his back and can only speak his own name, and an honest-to-goodness trailer for Luck, a horse-racing drama with a pedigree that should make any fan of quality television salivate.

We'll start with the Game of Thrones tease, which is really only a few seconds of flaming text. But let's be honest here, when it comes to the meticulous Game of Thrones, even a flash of Jon Snow's footprint would count as a necessary bit of information.

The closest Luck comes to mythological beasts is Nick Nolte, but I'm excited about it all the same. From Michael Mann (Heat) and David Milch (creator of Deadwood), Luck is set in the world of horse racing and stars Dustin Hoffman, Nolte, and Dennis Farina. I repeat, Michael Mann and David Milch. This will almost certainly be awesome.

HBO hasn't announced a premiere date for either show, but conventional wisdom says Game of Thrones will return in April and Luck will debut in January.

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