‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3 Premiere Date Revealed

Published 2 years ago by , Updated February 18th, 2013 at 6:38 am,

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The long wait for the return of Game of Thrones is almost over. This week HBO finally revealed the Game of Thrones season 3 premiere date in poster form, setting the highly anticipated return to Westeros for March 31, 2013.

The poster (see below), which is as basic as they come, simply states the date 03.31.13. If a more colorful poster is what you’re after, you’ll have to keep an eye out for HBO’s familiar release of teaser posters, character posters and season posters in the coming weeks (and months).

When Game of Thrones returns next year for season 3, there will be a few additions to the cast, hinting at what potential storylines await fans. The most notable addition is that of Mackenzie Crook as Orell, a wildling and “skinchanger.” Cook’s character comes from the source novels, but will likely be combined with the story of a similar character, Varamyr Sixskins, for the TV series, making the character of Orell much stronger than he originally was (as well as giving him abilities).

In addition to Orell, King Joffrey Baratheon will also be receiving some new guests in season 3, now that Diana Rigg has been cast as Olenna Tyrell, grandmother to Joffrey’s fiance, Margaery Tyrell. Lady Olenna, nicknamed the “Queen of Thorns,” isn’t fond of playing simple games (or being around simple minds), so it’ll be interesting to see how she gets along with everyone’s favorite evil boy King.

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Not to be left out, Snow Patrol lead singer Gary Lightbody and Coldplay drummer Will Champion will also play a part in Game of Thrones season 3. As to what role they’ll play: Champion is said to be playing a drummer, while Lightbody has said that his role is “not pivotal.”

Unlike in Game of Thrones season 2, which was based on the entirety George R. R. Martin’s second novel, “A Clash of Kings,” season 3 will only use half of Martin’s third novel, “A Storm of Swords,” after produces decided to split the novel up between Game of Thrones season 3 and season 4.

Considering the length of “A Storm of Swords,” splitting it up between two seasons seems like the best option for HBO’s hit series. With so many compelling character moments, providing the producers more time to highlight those moments will certain pay off for fans of the book series who are waiting for their favorite plot-points to be depicted onscreen. That being said, I’m sure fans of just the TV series wouldn’t argue against getting more Game of Thrones for their buck, either.

You can check out the Game of Throne season 3 poster below: 

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Game of Thrones season 3 premieres March 31, 2013 on HBO.

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  1. sorry about double posting, damn lag

    • I’m loving it, the best I’ve seen in years.

  2. You need a proofreader, dudes! (See if you can find the typo!)

  3. New, official trailer :)

  4. Jon SNow.. cant wait To see you again…hehhee=D

    • Jon Snow is only a teenager. Shame!

      • really? how old is he 19?

        • He’s around 15 or 16 at this point.

          • He’s actually 26…Look it up

            • no.. in the book Jon is about 15/16…. the dude playing him may be 26 but Jon is definitely not 26..

      • Well i think maybe he is already 20..

  5. Ive read the books and i am so happy to hear that the new series will not cram the book in but concentrate more on the details. Cant wait for this so exited.

  6. if you like this style of series try looking for a mini series
    called Pillers of the Earth. enjoy.

    • Very difficult to locate. Not on any TV. Finally found the rest of the shows on DVD at Borders

  7. More Dolorous Edd in season 3 please.

  8. I am very excited and hope tonight is as good as the season 2 , I hope Tyrion has a lot more to do this season , he is by far my favorite character of the men in the series ,
    Who is your favorite character ?????

  9. does somebody have link for watch or dwl. thanks

  10. Hi, I found Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 2 English Dub (Good Quality). You can get it here

  11. Hi, I found Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 2 English Dub (Good Quality). You can get it here : goo. gl / tRtnP

  12. Hay there, hope u fine i gotta a question for u guys is the third session of Game of throne is released already if yes can i get it here in Afghanistan i mean DVDs of it.

  13. best history ever. moch fun and action. any one know when it comes out in blu ray (seson 3)

  14. Totally addicted u gotta know who is who though as the story line is very intense guess u gotta be highly intelligent to work it all out . My other half won’t watch it with me anymore as I keep asking him who’s that again lol just near the end of season 2 and can’t wait to get season 3 luv the rude bits lol .Happy days .

  15. Its a good adventure film av ever watched .

  16. That whitewalker is so Gandalf..