HBO Unveils Teaser for Game of Thrones, But Miraculous Year Steals the Show

Between the Tony Awards, the season premiere of True Blood and the season finale of Breaking Bad — plus the NBA Finals and another almost-no-hitter in baseball — our Sunday night Twitter feed was predictably loaded with 140-character musings, observations and #omg. But what to make of the surprise appearance from Game of Thrones? The long-in-development HBO series finally received a teaser trailer and — surprise! — it gave away nothing. No, literally nothing. Except some ethereal shots of Sean Bean, a desolate looking forest and the tagline, “Winter is coming.” Based on A Song of Fire and Ice, George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novel series, Game of Thrones seems like an ideal choice for those of you breathlessly waiting to find out who winds up directing The Hobbit. For the rest of us, however, it just feels like an exercise to see how often we can look at “Thrones” and not read “Thorns.” Check out the insanely short teaser below.

Yeah, we’re not buying it either. But, there’s still plenty of hope for HBO. (Besides all the shows they currently air and the upcoming Martin Scorsese-led Boardwalk Empire.) Miraculous Year, Academy Award-winner Kathryn Bigelow’s foray into cable television, has begun staffing up. The series, about a Broadway family from playwright John Logan (Red) will feature Frank Langella, Norbert Leo Butz, Hope Davis, Patti LuPone and the newest Tony winner, Eddie Redmayne (Red as well). Um, is it 2011 yet?