It might not be back for over two months but HBO's best television show (sorry, Girls, not you) - Game Of Thrones has released some pictures and videos for the upcoming third season. Warning: spoilers for the upcoming season and the books.
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) has managed to get out of Qarth and assuming that Season 3 remains faithful to the third book, A Storm Of Swords, we'll be seeing Daenerys going to Astapor along with her army and doubting the use of slaves. We definitely know that she'll be getting a new ally in Missandei as well as another love interest in the mix as well.
Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson) and Margaerys Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) look quite the couple and while Joffrey seems uncharacteristically sweet to his latest betrothed, don't think his cruelty towards Sansa (Sophie Turner) is going to die down any time soon. It seems that having two women in his life and bed appeals to the little tyrant.
One of the new characters I'm looking forward to in the third season will be Diana Riggs's formiddable Olenna Tyrell - grandmother to both Loras and Margaerys and having read some of her exchanges with Sansa, it's definitely to be interesting to see how of her reputation as the Queen Of Thorns this upcoming season is really going to deliver on. I'm looking forward to any scenes between her and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) as well.
And the other character I'm looking forward to is the rather enigmatic and dangerous, Mance Rayder played by former Rome actor, Ciaran Hinds - a character central to many of Jon Snow's (Kit Harrington) stories in the third season. In terms of promotion, HBO have been giving us some nice behind the scenes looks at the third season, including a rather inspired trailer for Season 3 with the three eyed raven. This new season really can't come quick enough.
Season 3 Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN7e_Oo0Bis
Behind The Scenes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQI8XcxmLfk
Season 3 Pictures: http://www.digitalspy.ie/ustv/s151/game-of-thrones/news/a454011/game-of-thrones-first-look-at-season-three-in-new-pictures.html
Game Of Thrones third season will air on HBO, Sundays at 9pm from March 30th and SkyAtlantic, Mondays at 9pm from April 1st.