As of now we’re two months out from the premiere of Game of Thrones‘ third season on March 31st. Covering the events of about the first half of the third book, A Storm of Swords, this will be the season where everything gets amped up to 11. If you were shocked, surprised, dismayed, aghast at anything from the first two seasons get ready to have your brain leaking from your ears come the end of Season 3. Both showrunners, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, always said if they made it to this season they knew they were safe. And I can’t imagine HBO tiring of Thrones, or the gold dragons and silver stags it’s making them, anytime soon.
While we’re still awaiting a proper trailer for Season 3 – it must be released soon, it must! – we can share these spectacular portraits of Thrones‘ ever growing cast. These images provide wonderful looks at characters new, like Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer), Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye), Jojen (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), and Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick), and old.
Oooh, I am very, very excited for this season. I excited for Dany to become a commanding presence out in the East and to see her dragons grow. I’m excited for Bran to hook up the Reeds as they’re some of the coolest characters he’ll interact with for some time. I’m excited for Jon, North of The Wall and his budding relationship with Ygritte. And I’m excited for the misadventures of Jamie and Brienne. There’s just so much happening, I don’t even know how they’ll give each storyline the time it deserves. But I know they will. They’ve had to put those extra minutes to good use somehow.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO on March 31st.
Source: Entertainment Weekly