Jan 25 2013 4:30pm

First Game of Thrones Season 3 Pics Released, Are Thoroughly Awesome

Game of Thrones season 3 Daenerys

HBO has released over 20 new photos from the upcoming third season of Game of Thrones, featuring awesome snapshots of nearly every character in the series. Stalwart Brienne, slap-ready Cersei, Meera and Jojen and Bran, weary Tyrion, addled Stannis, dirty Jaime, steely Arya... the gang’s all here! Take a look through the gallery below. Click any image to enlarge. (Also wow do Sansa and Bran look all grown up.)

Game of Thrones’ third season debuts on HBO on Sunday, March 31st.

Game of Thrones season 3 Arya


Game of Thrones season 3 Beric Dondarrion


Game of Thrones season 3 Brynden Blackfish Tully


Game of Thrones season 3 Bran


Game of Thrones season 3 Brienne of Tarth


Game of Thrones season 3 Catelyn


Game of Thrones season 3 Cersei Lannister


Game of Thrones season 3 Jaime Lannister


Game of Thrones season 3 Joffrey Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell


Game of Thrones season 3 Jojen Reed


Game of Thrones season 3 Mance Rayder


Game of Thrones season 3 Meera Reed


Game of Thrones season 3 Melisandre


Game of Thrones season 3 Olenna Reed


Game of Thrones season 3 Robb Stark and Talisa Westerling


Game of Thrones season 3 Sansa


Game of Thrones season 3 Jon Snow


Game of Thrones season 3 Stannis


Game of Thrones season 3 Thoros of Myr


Game of Thrones season 3 Tyrion Lannister


Game of Thrones season 3 Tywin Lannister


Game of Thrones season 3 Yrgitte

All photos Helen Sloan/HBO

Chris Nelly
1. Aeryl
Why is Sansa wearing a cross?

Other than that they look great.
Joel Cunningham
2. jec81
Are those Unsullied behind Dany? I hope not... too much armor!
Chris Nelly
3. Aeryl
No, that's the right amount of armor. They are wearing clothes, which they didn't in the book.
Kevin Maroney
4. womzilla
That's not a standard crucifix; it's a tau cross with no ascending bar. So it's likely just an ornament, not a religious symbol. (Unless I'm misremembering something from the novel.)
Hurley love
5. Hurley love
If you look closely You'll see Sansa is wearing a Dragonfly.
Hurley love
6. Veejay J
Who's the guy sitting near the fireplace with the DRAGON Carved into the wall? And what's the context?
Hurley love
8. MJF
@6: The carved dragons make the background look like Dragonstone to me, so maybe Stannis?
Bruce Wilson
9. Aesculapius
I might be wrong but picture 14 (woman in red dress) and picture 19 (the guy in the chair in front of the dragons on the wall) seem to be from the same scene or at least taken on the same set; is this not therefore Melisandre and Stannis on Dragonstone...?
David Corless
10. phonos
There were unsullied guards at illyrio's house in season 1 (or at least I assume thats what they were since they match the description in the book) who didn't look like the soldiers in that first photo of dany. I don't know who else they could be though
Kevin Maroney
11. womzilla
Not to spoil the fun, but the photos are identified in the alt-text. Hover your mouse over the pictures and you should be able to see it. (If you're using a touchscreen browser, tap on the picture to enlarge and then you can see the file name.)
Genevieve Williams
12. welltemperedwriter
The Blackfish! The Reeds! The Queen of Thorns! Yayyyy!

(Weirdly, all this time I've for some reason had the impression that Thoros of Myr was black. I don't know why.)
Hurley love
13. cheem
Meera looks very androgynous... And such a frown on Jojen's face. How are they tying in the Reeds and the Blackfish, I wonder?
Hurley love
14. Megaduck
RobHansen @7,

I'm wondering if the 'Reed' is a mistake. She has a rose beltbuckle on which would seem to show her as a Tyrell.

Though they could have made her a reed for some reason and kept the rose as a continuaty nood.
Kartik Nagar
15. BloodRaven
Stannis can be identified by the permanent frown on his face.

What is up with the eye-patch on Dondarrion? Did he have it in the books? Although I do remember that he is seriously knocked around in the books.
Mo -
16. Astus
@15 - I don't recall if he had an eyepatch but he was stabbed in the eye by Gregor while offscreen. Don't really want to go into much detail because of spoilers but I'm pretty sure the Wiki will have you covered.
Joe Vondracek
17. joev
Hey, where is Meera's trident?

If Olenna is a Reed, how can she be Queen of Thorns? Are they going to make her Queen of Cattails or something?
Hurley love
18. sofrina
@15 - wasn't sir beric missing an eye when arya met him? i thought the socket was empty and the cheekbone caved in. he doesn't look nearly as bad as described. i thought that was jorah mormont.

the olenna reed tag has to be a simple mistake.
Hurley love
19. Angry
What about some shots of the Red Wedding? Or Lady Stoneheart?
Chris Nelly
20. Aeryl
I've seen some shots of Robb and Talisa standing around looking scared/pissed which I think are supposed to be some shots from the RW.

But I'm sure for the most part they are trying to keep a lid on that.
Sandy Brewer
21. ShaggyBella
Good pics! I am still waiting for season Two to be released, though since I don't have HBO.

Hurley love
23. poisonivey
I don't understand why they renamed Jeyne Westerling Talisa?!? & I don't like the casting for Mance Rayder or Meera Reed..other than that...all looks great!! i can't WAIT for the new season!! I'm SOOO ready for the WoW!!!
Chris Nelly
24. Aeryl
She's a completely different character, a noble born woman from Volantis who allegedly moved to Westeros because it had no slavery.

I think they brought her in to either confirm of deny any Lannister involvement in the breaking of the alliance with the Freys.

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