Game of Thrones Season Three to Premiere March 31, 2013

By Charlie Harwood on Jul 13, 2012 to Game of Thrones

Mark your calendars everyone! HBO just tweeted an announcement that Season Three of Game of Thrones will officially premiere on March 31, 2013. With this news, Season Three is set to air almost a year to the day after the second season premiered. Production for the hit fantasy series is on-going and principal photography for Season Three began in Belfast on July 9. The show will span four countries during filming and some new faces will make their directorial debut as well. A massive casting announcement was also released today just as the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel took the stage. HBO issued a press-release with a list of 14 actors who will play new roles in the upcoming season. An exciting day for all of us Thrones fans!! I’m sure I can speak for everyone by saying that Season Three can’t come soon enough!!


In case you’ve already forgotten what happened in S2, here is a video recap that was shown during the Comic-Con panel:

Author’s Note: Big news day! First the casting list and now a confirmed premiere date! Let’s get some Season Three speculation going on in the comments. Or just rave about how great the show is and how you can’t wait for it to return! We’ve updated the schedule in case you forget between now and 2013.

  • jonnybravo71

    At 9pm……HBO ………

  • screams


  • robbyn

    What tl the show start at on the 31st????

    • robbyn

      I mean what time will the show start at?

  • imartin

    Is there a marathon of game of thrones season 1 and 2 before the season 3 premiere???????

  • coupondad

    Sounds like some of you have never read the books. There are plenty of references to sex and the author doesn’t go further to avoid writing a cheesy soft porn. But in video, much is said without saying – a picture says a 1000 words.

  • gungi

    If only the little boy would have listened to his mother and not climb then none of this would have happened and his dad would still be alive!

    In closing, listen to your parents…sometimes.

    • God

      2nd worst comment ever

  • LOSE

    Who the f* wants to start watching a show about deepest winter when we’re only just over the worst of it??

  • Ross Kardon

    I like watching GAME OF THRONES, but I feel a deep sorrow and pity for Bran Stark. I wish it was Joffrey Baratheon who fell and became crippled, instead of Bran.

    If Bran was a real person and lived in our world, he would still be crippled and confined to a wheel chair, instead of having Hodor carry him. This is because medical science in our world is not yet advanced enough to regrow nerve cells and make people who suffer spinal injuries able to walk again.

    On the bright side bright side, in an experiment in Switzerland, scientists were able to give a spinal-injured rat back some of it’s walking ability. So there is hope that maybe someday it will be possible to make people who suffer spinal injuries able to walk again.

    If there is a telethon to fund medical research to find a way regrow nerve cells and make people who suffer spinal injuries able to walk again, isaac Hempstead-Wright, the young actor who plays Bran Stark, would be perfect to host it!

    • God

      worst comment ever

      • googleit

        shut up god, dont you got some people to kill and blame the devil? Some of us know how the devil was humanities true savior.

  • ilovegot

    these series are sooooo awesome. i was looking for a new series to watch and i came across game of thrones. at first i thought it was slow and boring but something about the production, charaters, story line, and general authenticity made me crying out for more game of thrones. overall i really enjoyed these series and cant wait for the rest of the seasons. and i really enjoy the sex scenes lol. dont change anything about the show. and hbo you guys have been outta business but keep at it with these series and youll bounce back.

  • Fan L

    I really enjoy this series. Note to HBO the gratuitous sex senses really could be cut down b/c the series is that good without it. It really just becomes useless filler.

    • Fan L

      *scenes (oops!)

    • gungi

      I disagree. It puts alot into the story. You just have to stop looking at is as filler and sex scenes to gain audience and see it as something to build the character on. Such as the imp, he was a sex-fiend and would bed any wh0re. now he found a love. We can only understand how strong that love is due to the “filler sex scenes”.

  • I feel like the start of winter would be a better premier date, given the general theme of the show. They don’t even have spring!!

  • Smilesalot

    I had never watched the series until now. In two days I watched both season episodes. Wow! The quality of the film, scenes, actors, and story blew me away! Can’t wait until season 3!

  • Cuddlytiger

    I am so grateful to the people involved in the GoT series. Entertainment value is 100%.They have brought the books to life. Please HBO – be wise and invest in these talented artists or you will risk losing the momentum. My favourite character in the books and the tv is Tyrion Lannister.

  • Nazgul

    Best serie i´ve seen.
    Congratulations HBO

  • Adam

    What I want to know is will they be filming season 3 and 4 back to back considering they’re from the same book. If they do both they could air the first in march then the next in the fall as they’re filming 5

    • Charlie

      The show hasn’t been renewed for a fourth season yet, but i’m 99.9% sure it will be so don’t worry about that.

      The showrunners have said that filming back-to-back isn’t really possible either. Even if HBO renewed the series for multiple seasons, trying to condense production time or film back-to-back would diminish the quality of the show. And we don’t want that!! GRRM has given D&D a beast to work with. There are literally thousands of characters and hundreds of different locations. GoT is filming in four countries for Season Three just to accomadate this. It takes a while to bring the story to life.

      • snoopsi

        as long as the books are completed they can keep on with the show.
        I hope they dont catch up and either cancel or try to make something up that will be different from the book

    • Sabrina

      It is Feast for Crows(4) and A Dance With Dragons(5) that are the 2 books that overlap…to a point. They both begin after Storm of Swords (3)

  • Saib


    • Charlie

      By far, Game of thrones is the largest and most complex production on TV right now. Also, filming in Iceland can’t take place until the Fall because they need lots of snow on the ground. So, in nutshell, filming one season of the show is year long process. It’s simply not possible to premiere next season any sooner.

      • Saib

        I see now, thx. Still, it’s a pity. Movies usually don’t get so well made, let alone serials.

        • gungi

          Thankfully they are doing it right. The good thing about it being a series instead of a movie is that you can go more in-depth with it since you are not running on a 90-240 minute time frame.

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