Are you ready for Game of Thrones?

HBO released a poster for the fantasy epic Thursday with the tagline "You Win or You Die."

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We see the Lord of Winterfell himself, Ned Stark (Sean Bean) on a throne of swords, and if you look closely, there's one of those pesky crows to his right.

Game of Thrones premieres on April 17 at 9/8c.

What do you think of the poster? Excited for the series?