HBO 2012 Yearender promo provides a few more glimpses of season 3
By Winter Is Coming on in Media.

Last night, HBO also aired a 2012 Yearender promo, highlighting all their current shows and teasing next year’s slate. Included amongst all the footage is a brief glimpse of Dany in front of an army of Unsullied, as well as a close-up of Tyrion, showing his new scar.

Winter Is Coming: That Dany shot looks epic. It is safe to say that the more cinematic approach from last season has carried over into season three.


54 Comments

  1. Pointy End
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    LOVE THIS

  2. Grijnwaald
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Second!

  3. caroh
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Amazing!!

  4. Draig
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Oh my god this looks epic, Dany is going to KICK ASS!!! Cersei seems quite unhappy on the other hand…has the Queen of Thorns ruffled her feathers perhaps?

  5. Nick_Scryer
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if this scene: http://i.imgur.com/gygyM.jpg
    Is Tyrion looking up at his Bride? , The glimpses we get in the “In production” video seem to show a Wedding. http://wicnet.tumblr.com/image/37100584943
    It has a lot of candles on the tables and if you look to the left of the “Guests” there are people in yellow robes again with candles. http://www.westeros.org/GoT/Graphics/Gallery/GameOfThrones_S3_InProduction01_16.jpg

  6. Jambo
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    That shot of Dany is freakin awesome. Why is March so far away!?

  7. Turncloak
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Looks like Dany is getting her unsullied army very early. I like!

  8. Macha
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Nick_Scryer:
    I wonder if this scene: http://i.imgur.com/gygyM.jpg
    Is Tyrion looking up at his Bride?

    YES, I thought the same. Such a beautiful shot too.

  9. Luthien
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Epic Dany/Unsullied shot is epic.

  10. Tanya
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    wow, epic dany shot!!

  11. Virtus
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Did you notice that both the first and last shots of the video were of GOT? That goes to show you how important the show is for them.

  12. Tom Hazel
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    song name anyone?

  13. Daniel Moitz
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    I heard “Craster days” when they showed the scar :D

  14. Abyss
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Permalink
  15. Ahmed Hassan
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    A shocking thing i read it here
    http://www.idigitaltimes.com/articles/13249/20121203/game-thrones-season-3-spoilers-will-hbo.htm
    that HBO might well be thinking of ENDING GOT after season 3 ..
    why would that be so? Why HBO would like to end a show thats supremely hit in all parts of the world

  16. Watson
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Ahmed Hassan,

    There is no substance to that rumor. It’s just a misinterpretation of one sentence. They do not claim to have any sources actually saying the show is going to end.

  17. Hollyoak
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Until WIC has a message board, here is a link to a very well-informed fan’s speculation on how GRRM might wrap-up ASoI&F:

    http://huff.to/UBnHMS

  18. Premislaus
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Ahmed Hassan:
    A shocking thing i read it here
    http://www.idigitaltimes.com/articles/13249/20121203/game-thrones-season-3-spoilers-will-hbo.htm
    that HBO might well be thinking of ENDING GOT after season 3 ..
    why would that be so? Why HBO would like to end a show thats supremely hit in all parts of the world

    I think it’s just someones trolling for pageviews

  19. Cavegirl
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Love the pics of the new season, but love the “old” one with Drogo even more.

    Would you still recongize Jason in his brand new do ?

    http://instagram.com/p/SyGZIZPn6Q/

  20. Young Wolf
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Virtus,

    Of course it is! And that’s why they increased the budget once again.

  21. Dornish Girl
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Brotherhood Without Previews stay strong!

  22. blatz
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Dany w/ the unsullied looks amazing.

  23. blatz
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Ahmed Hassan:
    A shocking thing i read it here
    http://www.idigitaltimes.com/articles/13249/20121203/game-thrones-season-3-spoilers-will-hbo.htm
    that HBO might well be thinking of ENDING GOT after season 3 ..
    why would that be so? Why HBO would like to end a show thats supremely hit in all parts of the world

    This guy has misconstrued the quote from D&D. They have always said that their goal was to make it through season 3. Meaning it would be a disappointment if it were cancelled earlier. Because it’s widely accepted that book 3 is the best, I would have to agree. Now that Storm of Swords is essentially being broken into 2 seasons, season 4 is almost a certainty. If you watch the other interviews that came out this fall, you’ll hear them say as much.

  24. Hear Me Roar
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Yup, a glimpse of Cersei as well. Gah, we’ll just need to wait some more …

  25. The Young Wolf
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    118 days!

  26. Kharn9
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Virtus:
    Did you notice that both the first and last shots of the video were of GOT? That goes to show you how important the show is for them.

    Even better, the first show in the listing for next year is GoT. It goes before TB and Boardwalk.

  27. Kate
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Cersei looks very pissed for something that The Queen of Thorns has said :D

  28. Lars
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Kharn9: Even better, the first show in the listing for next year is GoT. It goes before TB and Boardwalk.

    Yep, they know they have struck a gold mine. This show is not getting cancelled anytime soon.

  29. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful montage of past and future epic moments…yes, Happy Holidays to all!

  30. James
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    First image: Dany in the House of the Undying
    Last image: White Walkers descending on the First of the First Men
    First show in 2013 glimpse: Game of Thrones

    Enough said.

  31. Sareeta
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    As usual, HBO makes another awesome yearend trailer. Song choice is great, clips for all the shows are exciting (Game of Thrones clips are the best). Good choice to use Dany clips because Emilia looks epic in all of them, especially the new one. Last scene gave me chills.

  32. Steven Swanson
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Ahmed Hassan: A shocking thing i read it herehttp://www.idigitaltimes.com/articles/13249/20121203/game-thrones-season-3-spoilers-will-hbo.htmthat HBO might well be thinking of ENDING GOT after season 3 ..why would that be so? Why HBO would like to end a show thats supremely hit in all parts of the world

    That site should be embarrassed for printing such a bunch of BS. All that quote is alluding to is the fact that Storm of Swords is D&D’s and most other fans’ favorite, so of course that’s the book they were really looking forward to doing.

  33. Watson
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Random thought:

    The reason why Tyrion and Sansa’s wedding is so late next season (in episode 8) is so that The Reines of Castamere can be played at its reception, whereupon viewers will be reminded of how it goes and have its meaning explained to them in the episode immediately before the Red Wedding.

  34. sunspear
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    On a related note, I think it is time we formally welcome Richard Harrow as an honorary Faceless Man.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me5OOPdBaW4

  35. Elsweyr
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Virtus,

    Yeah, GoT is surely their flagship show by this point.

  36. Dave
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    I have to say, this season of Boardwalk Empire, especially after you know who died from last season, was terrific. I rate it better than GOT season 2 (please, don’t hurt me). I hope season 3 of GOT will be better than last season. As someone who read the books, I don’t see how it won’t, especially with so many things happened in SOS and how it’s the best book of the lot.

  37. Renee
    Posted December 3, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Dany has such presence! I’m so looking forward to season 3.

  38. Friend Of fire
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    When the writers said they wanted to film what they thought was an amazing scene in book three I always imagined it was the astapor scene not the rw dany looks a total beast in front of the unsullied in that clip, Fire and Blood can’t wait

  39. Kaeth
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    So im officially a thrones addict i guess if im watching things like that for all of 3 seconds of footage.

  40. Varamyr Fourskins
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    I wasn’t paying attention at first and thought this was for GoT-only, and wondered, “What’s Sarah Palin doing in Westeros?”

    I think if she were on the show, she’d make Cersei look sane (although, there’s no way she could go toe-to-toe with Tyrion… She couldn’t even handle softball questions from Katie Couric, let alone mind games with the Imp).

  41. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    I had no idea ‘Eastbound and Down’ was returning for another season. This makes me happy.

  42. Arthur
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Can anyone make a high def screen shot of Dany standing in front of her Unsullied please?

    That did look epic! Damn, Dany looked angry too…

    DO NOT MAKE A TARGARYEN ANGRY! (especially if its Dany).

  43. Dan M
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    Horrifying realization: Tyrell fashion is spreading to King’s Landing. Cersei was wearing the bucket dress. Agh…

  44. babar
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Arthur,

    Not really high def, but this is from the 720p version, so I guess this is the best we can get for now:

    http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=669216vlcsnap2012120514h32m13s100.png

  45. Joshua Taylor
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Dan M,

    True but it seems following the negative fan feedback they lowered the lip just enough that it doesn’t go as high as it did last season.

  46. dizzy
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    sunspear,

    Seconded. Valar Morghulis.

  47. Arthur
    Posted December 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    babar,

    Not really high def, but this is from the 720p version, so I guess this is the best we can get for now:

    http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=669216vlcsnap2012120514h32m13s100.png

    Wow, that looks awesome, gret work! That will do! Thank you so much!

    My new desktop =)

  48. John
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 5:10 am | Permalink

    Dave,

    I think Season 2 of Game of Thrones was a bit better than Season 3 of Boardwalk Empire, but both were excellent. I actually think (especially after what’s happened to Homeland within the critical community) that Boardwalk Empire is now the leader in the clubhouse for next year’s Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series (even if Breaking Bad remains the best show on television, if it couldn’t win the last couple of seasons, it probably never will). I do anticipate that Game of Thrones is going to have the best overall season, given that we’re into A Storm of Swords now. I’m skeptical that a fantasy show can actually *win* the Emmy, though. I think it’s probably Boardwalk Empire’s year, and I can’t complain too much.

  49. Ser Tahu
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    John,

    Ignoring books 6 and 7, I believe that seasons 3 and 4 are Game of Thrones’ best shot at the Emmy, as ASoS is the best book so far. If they do it any justice, then season 3 will be the best season of Game of Thrones, and will be a very strong contender for the emmy. Almost all of the storylines will be strong, and aside from Kings Landing, the weak ones will only be minor storylines in the background (such as Dragonstone and Bran)

  50. sunspear
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Ser Tahu,

    Season 4 probably has a better chance than season 3 in my opinion. Stannis, King’s Landing, and the Iron islands will have much stronger plotlines, and Dany Jon, and Bran will be just as good. Arya and Jaime will be the only ones worse off. Plus, the loss of Robb’s plotline will make the action much easier to follow, and Season 4 will make the audience happier when things finally start to go wrong for the Lannister’s.

    The only problem I see with us winning an Emmy is the competition. This year we have the series finale of Breaking Bad, Homeland is going strong, and the Walking Dead is the best it’s ever been. Next year we’ll have the series finale of Mad Men to deal with. But we’ll see how it goes.

  51. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    sunspear,

    Homeland isn’t going strong. The Walking Dead will never be nominated. And only Breaking Bad’s 8 episode first half of the final season will be up for next year’s Emmy. I think it will come down to Mad Men,Game of Thrones, and possibly Boardwalk Empire for the Emmy, even though I don’t believe Boardwalk Empire is in Mad Men,Breaking Bad, or Game of Thrones’ league.

  52. Porcupine Tree
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 6:43 am | Permalink

    I can’t view this video; I get the message “This video is private”
    Can someone post a viewable link, please? Having panic attacks here…

  53. Andrés Stark
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 10:47 am | Permalink

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