‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Extended Trailer & Character Posters

Published 1 year ago by , Updated February 24th, 2014 at 9:04 am,

Last week, HBO shared a brief glimpse at the next chapter in the Game of Thrones saga, teasing an epic season filled with more plotting, scheming and maneuvering that seemed to suggest the fulfillment of revenge was as inevitable as the approach of winter.

Now, in keeping with the plan to add a little something extra to each episode of the highly-anticipated series, an extended trailer for season 3 has been released, offering a few more tantalizing seconds of the turmoil, foreboding and familial power wrangling that have made the series such a captivating spectacle from the get go.

The “extended” portion of the trailer is only about 25 seconds longer, but it does offer some interesting tidbits. Most notably, there’s a brief back-and-forth between the ever-quarreling Lannister siblings, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Cersi (Lena Heady), as she reminds her brother he’s not quite as clever as he thinks. Such diminished wit, Tyrion counters, is more than enough to get the better of his scheming sister. But that’s only a portion of it; the extended trailer also provides a fleeting glance at Melisandre (Carice van Houten), as well as a few lines of inquisitive dialogue for the undercover Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) and, curiously, a quick shot of a very large and menacing bear.

The most telling aspect of both trailers, however, seems to be several key shots that illustrate just how the series will continue to push the boundaries of the cinematic efforts of television. As noted in an interview with Jeff Goldsmith last year, Game of Thrones writer Vanessa Taylor mentioned that executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss had planned to infuse the third season with a larger scope and more of a cinematic feel that will likely enhance the increased fantasy elements of the series.

Taylor said:

“All of the episodes of the third season seem to open with a particularly cinematic opening. And they’re less about clever dialogue and transition and more about these huge cinematic…just the visuals of it all.”

If watching characters scale enormous walls of ice in a raging blizzard or a dragon do a fly-by of a ship at sea is any indication, then season 3 will indeed have plenty of visually stimulating moments to captivate the audience.

As an added bonus, HBO has rolled out a series of character posters depicting the key players in the Lannister and Stark houses. And while Rickon Stark (Art Parkinson) and Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) didn’t quite make it to the poster round-up, the network did provide a one-sheet for Sandor “The Hound” Clegane (Rory McCann) and the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke).

Take a look at the posters in the gallery below:

Game of Thrones season 3 premieres Sunday, March 31 @9pm on HBO.

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Source: The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith

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  1. It looks great

    • Thanks for the extended look Mr. Yeoman

  2. Can’t wait for this season, it should be the best yet.

  3. Ludicrously hyped.

  4. The bear and the maiden fair…you see both in this trailer. :)

  5. A man likes this

  6. Yeah, this season is going to be fantastic.

    Also, has anyone heard anything about the Red Viper appearing this season? I know in the book he does show up before some the scenes that have been confirmed to have been filmed, but I haven’t heard anything about his character being castes.

    I have a feeling we won’t see him till next season (such as the Reed kids last season), but he is a charachter I like and was hoping to see him a little.

  7. The countdown is officially underway…

  8. i don’t think you’ll see anything from Dorne this year…next year that will be a focus, especially with Darkstar and the “Queenmaker” folks.

    • I don’t think we will see Darkstar next season but we will in season 5. He doesn’t appear until the middle of AFFC and season 4 will be the second half of ASOS.

      Granted they have been moving things around in the show so what I just said is just an assumption. Either way, I’m a big fan of Dorne and can’t wait to see them introduced in the show.

  9. Ever since i watched the pilot Game of Thrones has become my favorite show! Season 3 looks amazing, I can’t wait! I’m wondering if i should read the books because the wait between seasons is very long but i don’t know if it’s a good idea to kow what’s gonna happen in advance! What do you guys think?

    • @ Marvin

      I’ll say this, if you enjoy reading then I would definitely suggest you picking up the books and reading them. IMO I think they are fantastic.

      I was somewhat in the same boat as you. I had never heard of GOT and then one day I saw all these articles about how people were freaking out about what happened at the end of episode 9 of the first season and I figured I’d take a chance and see what this show was all about. Needless to say I was instantly hooked and watched the first 9 episodes in less then two days just in time for seasons 1 season finale. Even though I wanted to start reading the books I didn’t because I was extremely busy with my job, but then season two came and after that season finale I decided I needed more and picked up the first book the next day.

      I couldn’t stop reading and I went through all of them quickly and actually just finished ADWD back in January. To be honest, I’m more pumped up for this season because i know whats going to happen and I can’t wait to see it come to life on TV. I’m on the side that feels books are better then the movies/tv shows (Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), but I feel like the producers do a really good job sticking to whats in the book.

      My only regret is that I’m already done with all the books and I have so long to wait till the next book, but the books were so good it’s not that big of a regret.

      If you want to be surprised each Sunday then I would suggests just reading the first two books (since thats all been shown on tv so far). But just a fair warning, you might not be able to resist going and picking up the third book after finishing the second. On a side note, if you do go this route, you will have to wait till after season 4 to pick up ASOS because they are splitting that book up between the next two seasons because of its size.

      I know this is a long response, but I hope it’s what you’re looking fore.

  10. Thanks for your reply I think i’m gonna watch season 3 first then start the books from the beginning! The finale is probably going to be epic and i’ll want to know what happens next so yeah i think i’ll read the books then!

  11. I just can’t wait

  12. Having read this book (just started Feast For Crows), I have a feeling that this season will be used primarily as a build up for the events in the next season.

    I know that sounds obvious because each season continues on from the last, but in the book there isnt really a lot going on so far as big story developments go, maybe with the exception of Dany.

    That being said, the writing team will probably choose to change a few things to up the hype (eg: introducing the Reeds this season is a smart move because it gives Bran more of a storyline). That’s what they’ve done with the previous seasons and they worked out brilliantly, so cant wait to see this on screen!

  13. well,i did watch the previous seasons.They were captivating.I REALLY can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

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