Game of Thrones returns to HBO for its 2nd season, debut starting April 1st with the premiere episode The North Remembers. In anticipation we've got two new character featurettes surrounding Jon Snow and Joffrey Baratheon. Take a look.

Eddard Stark's bastard son Jon Snow (Kit Harington) found his place on The Wall as a brother of the Night's Watch, only to head North beyond the wall in the company of Watch commander Lord Mormont and a team of rangers. Their mission is to locate the missing villages of wildlings, track down the missing Benjen Stark and his rangers, and investigate the mystery of the White Walkers' return. But the night is dark and full of terrors, as Jon Snow may soon find out.

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Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) now sits the Iron Throne of Westeros. Though he thinks himself the son of the late king Robert, Joffrey was actually born of the incest between his mother Cersei Lannister and his uncle/father, Jamie Lannister. By killing Ned Stark, Joffrey has sparked war with the North, and his questionable lineage has made Robert's brothers Renly and Stannis take up arms in dispute of the boy king's claim. While Joffrey might be fancying his throne right now, the swords are slowly but surely gathering at his gates.