HBO to air “graphic tease” for season three tonight
By Winter Is Coming on in News.

HBO has just notified us that they will be airing a “graphic tease” promoting season three of Game of Thrones, tonight at around 8:56 PM ET, prior to Boardwalk Empire. The tease will be posted online shortly thereafter, at HBO.com, Making Game of Thrones, and the Game of Thrones Youtube channel. We will of course have it embedded here, as well, as soon as it is available.

Winter Is Coming: It looks like HBO is calling this a “Date Tease”, so I expect something similar to the first teaser from last season. It will be the logo and the premiere date, with maybe a voiceover from one of the new characters (Mance perhaps?). I wouldn’t expect any footage, but maybe they will surprise us.


91 Comments

  1. Draig
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    FIRST!

  2. Draig
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    To all you who think commenting FIRST at the top of an article is childish, immature and stupid : I will hurt you for this, a day will come when you think you are happy and safe, and your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth. :)

    Also, EXCITING OR WHAT?

  3. Tír Airgid
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    can’t wait. can’t wait. can’t wait. can’t wait.

  4. Grijnwaald
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Draig,

    Well done Old boy! Also, OMG OMG OMG!!!!

  5. Arkash
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Tagline maybe !

  6. Beyond the Wall
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    OMFG! Can’t wait!

  7. Tom O' Sevens
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    YEA! I would also be excited if we hear Ser Barristan’s voice !

  8. Kharn9
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Awesome!

    As to the contents of the tease, it is two months later than last year so we may have some more in it :)

  9. Carne
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Would be nice with some footage considering the teaser for season 2 was released almost 2 months earlier.

  10. Ghost of Harrenhal
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    OMG I cant waited even though it probably be like 20 sec tease

  11. Two Feathers
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    It will be a “Tease” and no more I guess. Still, can`t wait!

  12. Jambo
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    This will be the best 15 seconds of the week!

  13. Ash
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Draig,

    He’ll yeah!!! If you r tyrion ill be your bronn!!! Being first is awesome!!!!

  14. tysnow
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    My guess is some graphics similar to the teaser poster, a voice over of the tagline and (fingers crossed) a really quick (2-3 sec) scene or quick series of images.

    Something akin to this for those who have been on this board since the get go.

  15. Caro H
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Oh yes please!!!!!!! XD Can’t wait!! please there be some footage: D :D

  16. Robbet
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!

  17. sjwenings
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    OMG! This teaser will have almost no content whatsoever!

    Yeah, but it’ll still be fairly cool. And I assume we’ll get a little actual footage in a few weeks together with the BE finale anyway.

  18. Joshua Taylor
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    My hope: the words valar Morghulis being uttered and a shot of a king with a wolf’s head sitting on the throne cloaked in shadows

  19. Zack
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    This place is becoming YouTube quality in its comment section.

    Oh well.

    Anyway I don’t expect anything significant to be shown until the BE season finale, as per the usual. Still, we’ll take what we can get.

    Isn’t that finale two weeks from tonight anyway? So we’re pretty close to getting at least something fun :D

  20. Alfador
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    People sure do get excited about a little teasy thing eh :-O

  21. Tom O' Sevens
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor: My hope: the words valar Morghulis being uttered and a shot of a king with a wolf’s head sitting on the throne cloaked in shadows

      

    To Spoilery I think for non readers

  22. The Young Wolf
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    So excited!!! Or that may be all the caffeine I just ingested.

  23. Eightus
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    OMG I cannot wait!

  24. Joshua Taylor
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Tom O’ Sevens,

    No because the shadows would hide any evidence that its a headless corpse with a wolf’s head tied to it. The logical interpretation by the viewer is…oh boy this is the season for the Starks! Not “well it’s very clear that they cut off Robb’s head and sewed his direwolf’s head to his body.”

  25. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Well a woman will have to adjust her DVR times to record a little earlier and have this recorded. Expectations will be for that graphic we’ve already seen with a voiceover as many have already mentioned. However, this woman thinks it will be a voice we already know so the non-readers will have something to latch onto rather than a new voice that they don’t know yet. Readers will have other expectations already. Then again, it could be a new voice in order to build up the suspense. Either one, just musing now. Good news that we will get a tidbit at least!

  26. Quowala
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Any idea what time that will be in the UK ??

  27. MyBFFTheHound
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Showing Grey Wind/Robb in a trailer would take away a lot of the shock value for me…

  28. Cary Storm
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    I don’t think drawing the teaser out of stuff that won’t make sense until Episode 9 or 10 is really such a good idea. If it involves the show at all, it will probably be more likely around earlier introductions. My bet is Thoros of Myr and Beric Dondarrion.

  29. Tomer Segal
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    No idea how to translate ET. How much hours from now is it?

  30. Arthur
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Yes!!! Finally we get to see how HBO will promote and market season 3. So many directions they can go, so many awesome things to come is season 3. I can’t wait!!!

  31. Ninepenny
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    The first episode of ‘The Secret of Crickley Hall’, which features Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) as Loren Caleigh, is currently airing on BBC1. The episode is also available to Brits on BBC iPlayer.

  32. Cary Storm
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Tomer Segal,

    Just about 4:30 from now.

  33. Bannerless Bro
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    OH MY GAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NMGsRmZTFQ

  34. sunspear
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Ah, finally. I was hoping one of these would come out soon.

    Here’s hoping for trailer along these lines, but with Jon Snow or Charles Dance.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpWncvlyjGE

  35. DrFunguy
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Tomer Segal,

    It is around 1.00 am in the UK, 2. 00 in my corner of the world

  36. tati
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    LOL a tease for the tease!

  37. Tom Storvik
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Would be brilliant if The Rains of Castamere were involved in the tease somehow.

  38. Arthur
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    By “graphic” they mean artwork or “graphic” as in violent and bloody???

  39. Rygar
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Cool. I have turned on HBO 15 mins early since the Episode 301 in hopes of seeing something GoT related. Something else now to look forward to besides the fab BE.

  40. Tom O' Sevens
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    How about a tease of Joffrey doing Joffrey like things?

  41. Joshua Taylor
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Whatever. Your reservations and skepticism aside my idea for a teaser trumps all others. “With that retort Joshua firmly crossed his arms and exuded an expression that would brook no argument”

  42. Watson
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Tom O’ Sevens,

    Shit Joffrey says?

  43. thisone
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    DrFunguy: the UK

    2:00 am in the UK (GMT)

  44. Vlahakos Stefanos
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    4:00 am for Greece …. :(
    I guess i ll enjoy it with my morning coffee :)

  45. Damryn of Dorne
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Start with Joffrey choking behind a table, then cut to castleblack with wildlings all over it and finish up with someone chopping robbs head off… that will be the mother of all teases!

  46. Rk76
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    A fix to ensure my obsession continues to thrive…..( Help!)

  47. Moonhippo
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Arthur,

    I was thinking maybe a compilation of various hot sex scenes from series 3?!

  48. Alan
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    I cant imagine this is going to be much more than last years’. The word graphic implies no footage

  49. babar
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Alan,

    Yep, I predict a lot of disappointment.. ;)

  50. Rk76
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. H’ghar,

    A man agrees

  51. Ours is the Fury
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    I’m going with a prediction of pretty stock footage, a shiny sword-y logo, and one line of dialogue.

  52. fadelk
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    “All men must die” thats my bet for season`s 3 tagline.

  53. Damryn of Dorne
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    Damryn of Dorne:
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Permalink
    Start with Joffrey choking behind a table, then cut to castleblack with wildlings all over it and finish up with someone chopping robbs head off… that will be the mother of all teases!

    Oh I forgot to add a quick shot of the Red viper, played by Justin Bieber

  54. MyBFFTheHound
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    I think it’ll be something to do with storms. They might even keep the format of:

    Winter is coming
    War is coming
    A storm is coming

    Or maybe like that Spanish facebook-page, “There’s no shelter from the storm.”

  55. Watson
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    If they don’t want to use it in the show, they should find a way to use the Aerys II footage in a teaser.

  56. LaundryBleach
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Gonna park my butt and stare at the tv til the teaser comes on! Dying to know what is going happen in S3 in Game of Thrones!

  57. KingSlayer
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    what time will be Boardwalk ?

  58. Quowala
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    MyBFFTheHound,

    I would say series 1 was – You either Win or you Die.

    A storm is coming is okay but seems a bit generic. Lots of things seem to use that – the Dark Knight Rises trailer for instance. “There’s a storm coming Mr. Wayne…”

    I reckon either –

    Doom is Coming.
    or
    All Men Must Die.

  59. Carne
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Luke McEwan (Rast) just tweeted a hint about him being in Iceland.

  60. Darquemode
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    I’m guessing Ours is the Fury is spot on and we will get the “Sword” premiere date in motion or with some background imagery and then the Thrones title graphic.

    I’m not betting on dialog even honestly, but I would love to be surprised!

  61. Tereeza777
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    Arthur:
    By “graphic” they mean artwork or “graphic” as in violent and bloody???

    Moonhippo:
    Arthur,

    I was thinking maybe a compilation of various hot sex scenes from series 3?!

    Moonhippo,

    That’s exactly what I thought! I saw the word “graphic” and I immediately thought “graphic sex”. I even went to tell my boyfriend (Mr. “Walking Dead” himself – he can’t miss a minute of that show) that we had to watch the GoT teaser before we tuned into The Walking Dead. He said ok, so I hope this teaser is a good one.

  62. Arthur
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Permalink

    Tereeza777,

    I wish WiC was a little more specific about how the term “graphic” was meant. I bet it’s just referring to computer imagery/art type stuff but it COULD still mean violent, bloody or even sexual… Heh…

    One can only hope it’s the second meaning and not just artsy imagery. But I doubt it =[

    Nevertheless, I’m still very excited to see how HBO is going to promote and market season 3.

  63. bon
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    This fan trailer (very good) can soften time to the airing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUMHvBKLKCI

  64. Michael Harper
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    Carne,

    Interesting. I can’t remember, was he left back at the Wall? Because he wasn’t in Season 2. :)

  65. Carne
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Michael Harper,

    He was at Castle Black in the book.
    There’s been some speculation that he’ll be one of the Night’s Watch mutineers. I think that would make sense as he doesn’t really serve a purpose later in the book, so why not use a character the audience are already slightly familiar with instead of introducing new ones?

  66. Dave Brownell
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    HOOOMG it’s only 30 minutes away!!!! XDXDXDXD

    NP: Aiming A Fist In Enmity – Destinity

  67. thisone
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    bon:
    This fan trailer (very good) can soften time to the airing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUMHvBKLKCI

    I try to watch that only once a week, so it won’t stop giving me the chills.

  68. Coltaine777
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    can’t wait !!! so excited …please let there be some actual footage ..

  69. Michael Harper
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Carne,

    Totally agree! I have always felt like he belonged amongst those that mutiny. It seemed in his nature! :P

  70. Fred
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    I could see them just using Aryas line from last season – anyone can be killed. But hopefully something new :-)

  71. Winter Is Coming
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Arthur:
    Tereeza777,

    I wish WiC was a little more specific about how the term “graphic” was meant. I bet it’s just referring to computer imagery/art type stuff but it COULD still mean violent, bloody or even sexual… Heh…

    One can only hope it’s the second meaning and not just artsy imagery. But I doubt it =[

    Nevertheless, I’m still very excited to see how HBO is going to promote and market season 3.

    I’m just quoting what HBO said in their email to me. They called it a “graphic tease” but they didn’t give any explanation of the term “graphic”. I’m pretty sure they mean that it will just be an animated logo or something.

  72. Zack
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Question: will it be posted here after it has aired? I don’t have an HD box (it’s been well over six months since I have), and I just watch via Roku’s HBO Go app, and so it’ll just be Boardwalk Empire, no teaser. I’d like to see it even if it’s nothing spectacular :)

    eta: n/m, I see this has been addressed. Thanks guys! :D

  73. Patchy Face
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Was it Queen of Thornes?

  74. The Others
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Pretty much what I expected, pretty similar to the ‘Cold Winds are Rising’ teaser prior to last season. I like that they included “Ice and Fire” in the tagline!

  75. Greg
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Patchy Face,

    I think it was Selyse.

  76. Lin Beifunk
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Nice. Bringing in the big time magic already.

  77. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Weak! Since when is Quaith referring to herself and Dany as ‘we’? It would have been better if they used Melisandre’s voice.

  78. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Greg,

    It sounded like the actress who played Quaith. I didn’t consider that it could be Selyse. That would make more sense and be understandable, but I don’t know what the actress’ voice sounds like.

  79. Rygar
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    The tease for S2 of Girls was better

  80. Malik
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    “All men must die…but first we’ll live” is pretty good.

    Some other options are: “There are two sorts of people in the world. The players and the pieces”

    That might be too long. It might be: “Fear cuts deeper than swords”

    Or, “The higher a man climbs, the he farther he has to fall.”

    and “Soon comes the cold, and the night that never ends.”

  81. Patchy Face
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Didn’t recognize Quaithe’s voice – think I need to listen many more times!

  82. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    The quality of this teaser has me seriously questioning if D&D are going to screw this up….Just joking.

  83. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Patchy Face,

    That is who it sounded like initially. But another poster mentioned Selyse. That would make more sense given the quote.

  84. Selmy
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    When the ”graphic tease” or ”date tease” of season 2 was released, they didn’t have that much filmed. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the teaser was released in september.

  85. Lin Beifunk
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Not wholly sure that was Quaithe, since I don’t know why she’d be saying such a line, but maybe. I have my money down on a new but deep voiced actress — yet who?

  86. Ours is the Fury
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    I thought it was Quaithe. Laura Pradelska has a husky voice like that. Sounded like her, and of course like something Quaithe would say.

  87. Hollyoak
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    thisone: I try to watch that only once a week, so it won’t stop giving me the chills.

    Whoever this kid is who put this fan trailer together he or she is a total bad ass.

  88. Hear Me Roar
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    New post up!

  89. Selmy
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Permalink
  90. bon
    Posted November 18, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    I watched some videos and Selyse and Quaithe voices were so similar. But I found video with Tara Fitzgerald from last year and she had lower (more manly I think) voice than in the 1990s or 2000s, so I think it is Laura Pradelska. Look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPnk5_DlbXg&feature=related
    If you think it is Tara Fitzgerald look here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2i68Mb_YLw
    and compare.

  91. loco73
    Posted November 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Oh my god, oh my god…I can’t wait….(belated)!

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