Let’s try and forget that it’s been nearly a year since Game of Thrones Season 2 ended. At first, it hurt. Now, it hurts even more. The trailer for season 3 came out a few weeks ago and now, the season premiere comes out in less than a week (3/31/2013). Here’s what you need to know…
1. The 3rd season is based around the first half of the book, A Storm of Swords
Based on previous books split into halves for TV shows/films, it will delve deeper into individual characters and their backgrounds, which is going to be an amazing thing.
2. Catelyn Stark’s (Mama Stark’s) brother, Edmure, played by Tobias Menzies, makes an appearance
Does this mean she needs to reach out to him? Does she oppose him? Do they battle? The possibilities are endless! Although I’m sure only one outcome will happen, but which one will it be?!
3. Joffrey has to fall soon
He has too. We need him to! We love to hate him, but he is gaining power. You know what they say though; big tree fall hard.
4. If you think Sansa is free from the Lannister family, think again
Down the road, the Lannisters claim her as their own in a way that is…well…awkward for everyone.
5. “The Hound” doesn’t get his own POV chapter, but that’s a good thing
He appears in another character’s story-line and is a “welcome and frightening addition.”
6. There’s a bear
Shown for a second in the most recent trailer released, there’s a live bear that someone has to fight. Enough said.
7. Alan Taylor get’s swapped
Since Alan Taylor, one of the main directors of the show, didn’t direct any episodes for Season 3 due to him directing the new Thor movie, Daniel Minahan stepped in for a few episodes. He directed EP. 6, 7 & 8 in Season 1. His credits also include Six Feet Under, Deadwood, & True Blood, just to name a few. This gets me all warm inside.
8. Stannis has more women than he can handle
New Castmember Tara Fitzgerald plays Selyse Baratheon, Stannis’ wife and Kerry Ingram plays Stannis’ daughter, Shireen. Drama for Stannis?
9. Be weary, Jon Snow
Jon Snow, after killing Qhorin to become a Wilding, now comes across a new member of the cast named Ciaran Hinds who plays a Night’s Watch member who has also turned into a Wilding.
10. Daenerys’ dragons are getting bigger and badder by the day
Her storyline wasn’t as good in Season 2 as it was in Season 1, but it heats up in Season 3 as she starts to do something about everyone giving her s#!*. Let’s rock.
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