'Game of Thrones' Season 3 Trailer, Poster and 23 Pictures

Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke in "Game of Thrones"
Photo: HBO

HBO has premiered the "Game of Thrones" season 3 trailer along with a first look at the poster and several pictures from the upcoming season, which will premiere on March 31 at 9PM PST/ET.

This third season is based on George R.R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords". Here's the book synopsis:

Of the five contenders for power, one is dead, another in disfavor, and still the wars rage as violently as ever, as alliances are made and broken. Joffrey, of House Lannister, sits on the Iron Throne, the uneasy ruler of the land of the Seven Kingdoms. His most bitter rival, Lord Stannis, stands defeated and disgraced, the victim of the jealous sorceress who holds him in her evil thrall. But young Robb, of House Stark, still rules the North from the fortress of Riverrun. Robb plots against his despised Lannister enemies, even as they hold his sister hostage at King’s Landing, the seat of the Iron Throne. Meanwhile, making her way across a blood-drenched continent is the exiled queen, Daenerys, mistress of the only three dragons still left in the world…

But as opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others–a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords...

In addition to returning stars such as Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aidan Gillen, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Sophie Turner, Jack Gleeson and Alfie Allen, the third season brings new actors and characters into the fold.

Joining the show this season are Mackenzie Crook as Orell, Clive Russell as Bryndon "The Blackfish" Tully, Nathalie Emannuel as Missandei, Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon, Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jojen Reed, Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed, Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Philip McGinley as Anguy, Tara Fitzgerald as Selyse Baratheon, Tobias Menzies as Edmure Tully and Anton Lesser as Qyburn.

I have included the trailer and poster below and you can click on any one of the thumbnails to begin browsing the season three gallery of images.

Game of Thrones Season 3 Poster
Photo: HBO
  • William

    Supposedly the third book will be split for season's 3 &4. I hope they do that, as book 3 has quite a lot of great/major events in it, and I'd prefer if they took a slower approach.

  • Beautifulm

    Looks good!

  • http://smartfilm.blogspot.com SmartFilm

    Love Game of Thrones, book three is excellent and the decision to split it into two seasons is actually a move I can stand behind. It's a massive tome that needs tons of development. Cannot wait.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HelloKitty/ Hello Kitty

    They're also using the full hour for some episodes. I hope they learned from their mistakes last year, and don't dwell on one character/setting for most of the season.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Xarnis/ Xarnis

    The third book is fantastic. It's the best in the series so far and one of my favorite books. Hopefully that translates over to the show.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Season 3 is based on roughly the first half of the 3rd book. Very excited for this!

  • Mark

    Maybe they should name the second part of book three season 3.5 instead of 4. I can understand calling it that since this series is based off a book.

  • Art

    Looks good

  • http://shloggshorrorblog.blogspot.com/ Shloggs

    I just completed a marathon of the outstanding season 2 bluray last night. What an incredible show. Being as that I do not wish to wait another year to see what happens next, I might just need to get HBO. At least for the duration of the season.

    Dinklage has come so far since I first saw him in Safe Men with his spectacularly 90's hairdo.