Real funny, John Oliver. Way to get "Game of Thrones" fans all excited for nothing.
A video released Wednesday starts out with menacing shots of sputtering candles and the oh-so-familiar outline of Westeros' Iron Throne. A booming narration mentions "HBO's biggest Sunday night show."
Is it an ad for the new "Game of Thrones" season, coming sometime later this year? Will fans get to see a flash of Tyrion Lannister, or his conniving sister Cersei, or handsome one-handed Jaime?
If that's what you thought, you know nothing, Jon Snow. Instead, the ad was a promo for "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver," who appears from behind the throne and gets in a small argument with the narrator.
"Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" returns to HBO Feb.. 12. We're still waiting on that "Game of Thrones" return date.
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