Posted on Monday, March 18th, 2013 by Angie Han
At long last, the enduring patience of Game of Thrones fans is about to be rewarded. The Season 3 premiere of the fantasy drama is just two weeks away, as HBO’s marketing team is more than eager to remind you.
Over the weekend, we got not one, not two, but three new promos for the series, containing tons of juicy new footage between them. “War” goes into the reasons these scattered Westerosi are taking up arms against each other, “The Beast” looks at the darkness within these characters, and the 90-second full-length trailer explores the massive scope of the story. Check out all the videos after the jump.
First, the second full trailer:
And the two shorter previews:
Sex! Violence! Dragons! What more could you want from a Game of Thrones promo, really?
Whereas the first trailer last month used a haunting track by MS MR, this one borrows a Tron: Legacy track titled, appropriately enough, “The Game Has Changed.” Indeed it has. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) in particular seems to be much more powerful than she was a season ago, what with her growing dragons and deadly army. We also get our first look at an important new character from her neck of the woods, the mercenary Daario Naharis (Ed Skrein).
Across the sea, meanwhile, Robb (Richard Madden) and Jon (Kit Harington) aren’t too busy with war to make time for love, Stannis (Stephen Dillane) is still going on about religion and duty, Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) are apparently at odds, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) remains the voice of reason, and Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) is somehow even more terrible than he was before. A shame we don’t get to see more of Arya (Maisie Williams) and Theon (Alfie Allen), but hopefully they’ll have plenty to do when the new season rolls around.
Game of Thrones‘ third season adds Ciarán Hinds, Kristofer Hivju, Paul Kaye, Diana Rigg, Thomas Brodie Sangster, Ellie Kendrick, Richard Dormer, Clive Russell, and so many others to the already sprawling cast. New episodes begin airing March 31 on HBO.