It may be spring, but Winter Is Coming once again…HBO’s GAME OF THRONES is back on March 31.

Here’s the first trailer, which features a lot of nice glimpses into what’s in store. Even if you’ve read all these books, as I have, it’s still a thrill and a treat to see George R.R. Martin’s creation brought to life so skillfully and faithfully on the screen.

One of my favorite things about this trailer is seeing the addition of the great Ciaran Hinds to the cast in the role of barbarian lord Mance Rayder. He was great as Julius Caesar on ROME, he was great as Tardos Mors in JOHN CARTER, and he’s great in pretty much everything he does. So he is a welcome addition to this stunning cast.

Also, our first glimpse of a dragon in flight…