The new season will premiere simultaneously with the United States on March 31st
Miami, FL, March 18, 2013 – The battle for the Iron Throne among the families who rule the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros continues in the third season of the HBO original series, Game of Thrones. Winner of two Emmys® 2011 and six Golden Globes® 2012, the series is based on the famous fantasy books “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R.R. Martin. HBO Latin America will premiere the third season simultaneously with the United States on March 31st.
Many of the events that occurred in the first two seasons will culminate violently, with several of the main characters confronting their destinies. But new challengers for the Iron Throne rise from the most unexpected places. Characters old and new must navigate the demands of family, honor, ambition, love and – above all – survival, as the Westeros civil war rages into autumn.
The Lannisters hold absolute dominion over King’s Landing after repelling Stannis Baratheon’s forces, yet Robb Stark –King of the North– still controls much of the South, having yet to lose a battle. In the Far North, Mance Rayder (new character portrayed by Ciaran Hinds) has united the wildlings into the largest army Westeros has ever seen. Only the Night’s Watch stands between him and the Seven Kingdoms. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen – reunited with her three growing dragons – ventures into Slaver’s Bay in search of ships to take her home and allies to conquer it.
New cast members for the third season include Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell; 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; Anton Lesser as Qyburn; Ian McElhinney as Barristan Selmy; Michael McElhatton as Roose Bolton and Noah Taylor as Locke.
Returning for this third season are Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), Iain Glenn (Jorah Mormont), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark), Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Rory McCann (Sandor “Hound” Clegane), Conleth Hill (Varys), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), James Cosmo (Commander Jeor Mormont), Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Sibel Kekilli (Shae), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Natalia Tena (Osha), Oona Chaplin (Talisa Maegyr Stark), Julian Glover (Maester Pycelle), Kristian Nairn (Hodor), Finn Jones (Loras Tyrell), Esmé Bianco (Ros), Gemma Whelen (Yara Greyjoy), Hannah Murray (Gilly) and Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark).
Composed of 10, one-hour episodes, Game of Thrones is executive produced by David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield. Other producers include George R.R. Martin, Vanessa Taylor, Alan Taylor, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, Christopher Newman and Greg Spence.
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