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First season three photos released!

HBO has just distributed the first publicity photos for season three. There are 23 photos total and here they are in all their hi-res glory. Click to embiggen!

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Photos of Sansa and Daenerys are credit Keith Bernstein/HBO. All other photos credited Helen Sloan/HBO.

301 Comments

  • Super!! The Ygritte one is amazing! … it’s odd to see Strutter as Thoros :)) Meera looks good! Jojen is so tall! and Arya still looks young :) Mance!!! Oh Stannis why so thoughtfull?

  • Be still my beating heart, I could recognize those eyes anywhere. The actor who plays Jojen (Thomas Brodie- Sangster) played young Tristan in Tristan + Isolde <3

  • also, who is the old guy in the pic with the dragon background, and where is he? Dragonstone? Is it Stannis? hard to tell with lighting & angle

  • “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!”
    *My immediate, unedited reaction. Thoros looks AMAZING, and Hinds looks spectacular as Mance. Roll on the season 3 trailer!

  • Is Catleyn’s hair… different? or is just the light?

    OMG!!! The one with Joff and Marg is the best!! I can’t wait to see what they made for them!! Natalie Dormer can surely pull a 20′ year old look!! And is Joff… handsome in this pic? (chillsss)

    Daenerys is stunningly beautiful! That blue suits her! and what is Talisa wearing? a tablecloth? :)) Olenna is surely into septa fashion! :))

  • Stannis looks AWESOME! He looks older and different. And he grew a beard! Stannis apparently hasn’t slept very well. Great pics!

  • I wonder what they’re gonna do with stannis this season…
    his quarrell with the florents won’t be of any use, they weren’t introduced, and davos is already his hand (even tho he’s gonna be missing). We had no edric storm cast, so who’d melisandre try to sacrifice? And I really doubt we’ll see stannis crashing down on wildlings at episode 3×09, that’s more like to happen in Season 4…

  • Talisa almost says to be saying, “Well, Robb? Impress me. How are you going to get yourself out of this one?”

  • WOW that pic with Joffrey and Margaery! Love it! She looks so incredibly beautiful in all the season 3 stuff published. I was disappointed with her looks in season 2, but this season… WOW!

  • Dany and her army is from episode 4, so I guess the episode Dan & Benioff directed, episode 3, will be the Sack of Astapor.

  • That picture of Stannis is awesome. The Dragonstone set never fails! ..And Ygritte!♥ All of these are awesome. Bring on S3!

    For Winterfell!

  • Despite the noticeable lack of any Jaime or Brienne (:( boo!) (EDIT: Nevermind! :D) YAY! Everyone looks so great! I love the Joffrey & Margery one, and I actually really like that picture of Cat too. Can’t wait for Season 3!! :D

    Think we’ll get a legit trailer soon? I’m hoping so!

  • If you look at the file names, you can get what episode they’re from.

    Which leaves us with this: Why is Sansa so happy in the finale?

  • wargsareawesome,

    Haha I wrote that before I had refreshed the page again. I thought all the pictures were up, but apparently there were a few more! The last one I had seen was the Cersei one :P

  • woo-hoo!
    Love, love, love Cat and Sansa photos!

    Though Marge & Joff & crossbow: a bit intrigued by it..

  • 18 known characters – 7 new characters… oh, this is so gonna be a season to remember.

    btw.. no Varys pic?

  • Amaaaaaaazing!!!! Ygritte looks absolutely stunning. The Reeds :D, Mance looks majestic, I really really dig the Joff and Margery one. Is that Davos with his one eye covered? Isaac’s face has really matured :). Jon! Dany! Everyone looks great.

  • Tyrion being in Littlefinger’s brothel in the episode that D&D directed is a recipe for trouble…

    I’m loving Dragonstone in that light.

  • AdrianAegon:
    18 known characters – 7 new characters…oh, this is so gonna be a season to remember.

    btw.. no Varys pic?

    There’s no Edmure either. I think it’s the only major new character missing in the pictures.

  • Grijnwaald:
    Oh fantastic!! Doesn’t Isaac look so much older?

    Everyone looks older here…..esp Sophie, Maisie , Ciarin , Diana. Yet very
    authentic and part of the environment they’re fixed in. Methinks Ygritte’s
    cloak has been aged or rough treated a bit, it was too pretty last season.
    Lena Headley strikes a pose as HBIC, really awesome reveal !

  • that dragon behind stannis is awesome. and i think sansa has become more taller and broad. go sansa go(next target gandoline christie)

  • The final pic of Tywin is from Episode 10…thanks Kroms! Dude is lookin super evil after his scheme…so awesome

  • Wow, surprised no one has said anything about this yet.

    Talisa…Westerling? That definitely wasn’t in the last season, can’t wait to see how this develops.

  • wargsareawesome:
    who is they guy with eyepatch? he looks familiar

    I know ! I actually thought it was Ian Glenn.

    Stannis is the MAN !

    Joffrey has grown taller to reach Margaery’s height !

  • The squid map pieces below Robb are simultaneously creepy and adorable. HBO should release a chess set.

  • Maester Lynch,

    Where do you see “Westerling”? What am I missing??

    EDIT: Got it! Facebook page! app they are going to the same destination with “her” but with a diff name, and a diff road…

  • I’m not sure if this has already been covered, but it came as a surprise to me:

    When these photos were posted to the show’s Facebook page, the caption for the picture of Robb and Talisa lists Talisa’s last name as “Westerling”.

    I guess that solves that?

  • dizzy: AdrianAegon, It’s in the photo title. These look awesome!

    What photo title? O.o I’m not seeing what you’re talking about. The file name doesn’t have “Westerling” in it.

  • Fantastic Pics.

    With regards to the episodes they are from Hosters funeral is not till Episode 3 and Jaime still hasn’t lost his hand in Episode 3.

    Both things I would have guessed at happening earlier, I’m guessing the Jaime thing does happen in Ep3 just later than when the pic is from.

  • Right, Talisa Westerling on facebook. Ehhhhh.

    Wow. “Promise you will not hold me back from Stannis.”

  • JT,

    Photo’s of her from Season 2 also listed her name as Westerling. I think we concluded at the time that her name was changed late in the day and the Promo pics were not updated.

    Can’t really make the same excuse this time.

  • Brandice,

    If you go to the GoT facebook page and look up the photo there ‘Talisa Westerling’ is in the title. I’m chalking it up to a titling error. They got the character Oona Chaplin was playing wrong before. Also in my opinion the whole idea of her being secretly a Westerling would 1) add nothing to the story 2) be over-convuluted and confusing to non-readers and 3) make Robb look like even more of an idiot than he already does. It’s an error most likely.

  • It seems as if tyrion has his hands clasped in chains behind. Why i’m wondering, i don’t think they’re doing PW this season.

    Queen of Throns looks good, though a little younger and taller than what i expected. Love the rose belt she’s got on and incorporating the thorns onto the belt is even better.

    And Daeneyrs, if looks could kill she wouldn’t even need the dragons, those eyes.

  • I wouldn’t jump to conclusions about which episode each are from, I remember last year a few were different. The pic of Brienne in Renly’s tent (last year) said episode 4 but in the end as we know, Renly’s death was the beginning of ep5.

    These pics are EPIC! Love them all, literally all of them. Wonder what’s going on in the Joff/Margaery pic?

    My oh my Sophie Turner is a stunner.

    BRING ON THE TRAILER!

  • Mustafa: It seems as if tyrion has his hands clasped in chains behind. Why i’m wondering, i don’t think they’re doing PW this season.Queen of Throns looks good, though a little younger and taller than what i expected. Love the rose belt she’s got on.And Daeneyrs, if looks could kill she wouldn’t even need the dragons, those eyes.

    I think he just has them behind his back as he’s walking

  • arden,

    I wondered about that , thanks ……… but now the male above Arya ( below Ygritte)
    becomes a mystery. I thought that was Beric Dondarrion. Either way he doesn’t
    appear that death warmed over him / corpsey looking.

    Eventually there will be pictures of Beric alongside Thoros of Myr, so he’ll
    become easy to sort out of the crowd.

  • Rose Leslie looks so pretty there :)

    I love every one of these. I always knew Hinds would be an A+ Mance.

    The only character I’m having difficulty placing is the one above Arya. That is, I’m assuming the guy in the eyepatch is Beric, so yeah. Only the pic above Arya.

  • Looks like the Stannis/Melisandre pics are actually one cut into two. Cool.

    Does anyone, btw, have a list of who the people are here? I can’t figure out some of the new characters.

  • Mustafa: Queen of Throns looks good, though a little younger and taller than what i expected. Love the rose belt she’s got on.

    She’s not the book’s depiction of a wizened petite lady with deviousness, but Riggs
    will own the role in her portrayal. Riggs is practically a giantess and stoic looking,
    but I’ve seen this face on her, she does it well…….reminds me of the shrewd Nun
    she played in ” The Painted Veil “.

  • Mance
    Jon
    Ygritte
    Thoros
    Arya
    Jojen
    Meera
    Stannis
    Bran
    Catelyn
    Marg/Joff
    Melisandre
    Talisa/Robb
    Daenerys/Unsullied
    Tyrion
    Beric
    Lady Olenna
    Cersei
    Blackfish Tully
    Brienne
    Sansa
    Jaime
    Tywin

  • Lin Beifunk,

    Mance Rayder
    Jon Snow
    Ygritte
    Thoros of Myr
    Arya
    Jojen Reed
    Meera Reed
    Stannis
    Bran
    Catelyn
    Joffrey/ Maergary Tyrell
    Melisandre
    Talisa & Robb
    Daenerys
    Tyrion
    Beric Dondarrion
    Olenna Tyrell (The Queen of Thorns)
    Cersei
    Brynden “Blackfish” Tully
    Brienne
    Sansa
    Jaime Lannister
    Tywin

  • Bran is growing up. Assuming they’re going to keep the series running until they run out of story, as HBO has said they intend to do, its going to be very awkward when Isaac Hempstead Wright gets so big Hodor can’t lug him around anymore.

  • Lin Beifunk:
    Looks like the Stannis/Melisandre pics are actually one cut into two. Cool.

    Does anyone, btw, have a list of who the people are here? I can’t figure out some of the new characters.

    Mance Rayder
    Jon Snow
    Yrgitte
    Thoros of Myr
    Arya Stark
    Jojen Reed
    Meera Reed
    Stannis Baratheon
    Bran Stark
    Catelyn Stark
    Margaery Tyrell and Joffrey Baratheon
    Melisandre
    Robb Stark and Talisa Maegyr/Westerling
    Daenerys Targaryen
    Tyrion Lannister
    Beric Dondarrion
    Olenna Tyrell ‘Queen of Thorns’
    Cersei Lannister
    Brynded ‘Blackfish’ Tully
    Brienne of Tarth
    Sansa Stark
    Jaime Lannister
    Tywin Lannister

  • Scott Schaffer:
    Bran is growing up. Assuming they’re going to keep the series running until they run out of story, as HBO has said they intend to do, its going to be very awkward when Isaac Hempstead Wright gets so big Hodor can’t lug him around anymore.

    He already is too big, they’re using a wheelcart to bring him around in as seen in the S2e10 finale and the videos released for S3 already.

  • Beautiful photos. Tyrion one is stunning. Dragonstone looked incredible.

    Very very minor quibble – actress playing Brienne always looks so awkward holding a sword, doesn’t quite fit with the character.

    Anyway, getting very excited now.

  • That photo with Stannis is beautiful, I will put it on my desktop! :D And everything looks so great, too. Oh, I wish it would be March…

  • Nick_Scryer: The pic of Brienne in Renly’s tent (last year) said episode 4 but in the end as we know, Renly’s death was the beginning of ep5.

    She was in Renly’s tent in episode 4 (when he meets Littlefinger). That’s where the pic was from. So there was no mistake.

  • Nick_Scryer,

    Brienne’s pic from last year WAS from ep 4. When LF arrives to meet with Renly. She was in the tent, looking that way at LF.

    No-One,

    I think the necklace is just a necklace… altough that ring… is weird.

  • AdrianAegon,

    Probably because Ser Dontos is promising Sansa to take her away from Kings Landing is the reason she looks happy. It could be the scene in which she is praying to the Gods Woods and Ser Dontos interrupts her.

  • ytdn: Brandice, If you go to the GoT facebook page and look up the photo there ‘Talisa Westerling’ is in the title. I’m chalking it up to a titling error. They got the character Oona Chaplin was playing wrong before. Also in my opinion the whole idea of her being secretly a Westerling would 1) add nothing to the story 2) be over-convuluted and confusing to non-readers and 3) make Robb look like even more of an idiot than he already does. It’s an error most likely.

    Cool, thanks… see it now. Yeah I agree about the confusing and adding nothing to the story stuff you said.

  • I like how the Reeds cloths are similar but different to but different from the wildlings/those beyond the wall.

  • I have to say, it’s not how I pictured Thoros at all. Not even close.

    Which, of course, is to be expected. I thought the red would be more… well, red. Or pink. And he doesn’t look like a washed-up drinking buddy turned outlaw. He just looks like an outlaw. Which is fine, I guess. But hey, I’ll adjust my brain, and be excited for it, anyway!

    Getting so excited to see my husband’s reaction to this season! (he hasn’t read the books)

  • Jaime Saltcliffe:
    AdrianAegon,

    Probably because Ser Dontos is promising Sansa to take her away from Kings Landing is the reason she looks happy. It could be the scene in which she is praying to the Gods Woods and Ser Dontos interrupts her.

    The actor that played Dontos in Season 2 isn’t returning this year. They may have recast him or used someone else to do what he did in the book, Ros maybe?

    Looks like I was wrong about the pics from last year being wrong, carry on! :)

  • By order of appearance: Mance Rayder, Jon, Yggrite, Thoros or Myr, Arya (mother-murdering) Stark, Jojen Reed, Meera Reed, Stannis, Bran, Catelyn, Joff and Margaery, Melisandra, Robb and Talisa-wanna-be-Jayne, Dany and the Unsullied, (not especially) mutilated Tyrion, Beric Dondarrion, Olenna Tyrell, Cersei, Brynden “Blackfish” Tully, Brienne, Sansa, Jamie and Tywin :)

  • Jillybean: I thought the red would be more… well, red

    It may just be the processing of the photo. IIRC the same was said last year about Mel’s dress in some early photo’s but it ended up looking a lot redder on screen.

  • HBO’s GOT production blog (www.makinggameofthrones.com) says that Oona’s character’s name is Talisa Maegyr Stark.

  • I love this! These pictures are great, and I love diggin’ for details! The costumes are really popping! My current favorites are Sansa, Cat and Olenna. I think I am also gonna use “Stannis in repose” for new wallpaper. Good Idea!

    For Winterfell!

  • Mormegil,

    ah, good point. I still pictured Thoros a little bit older, thinning hair, and pot belly from all the whoring and drinking with Robert. Then, after being with the Brotherhood, he’d have a saggy pot belly & look more malnourished & even older. There was an actor I had in mind, but can’t find his name. Still – I’m always open to the actors they choose. I’ll see how this gent does. Nina Gold has done such a good job.
    Beric does look pretty close to what I imagined. I agree with others, though. I expected him to look a little…. worse.

  • I’m pretty sure Sansa is in the godswood. Probably receiving a nice hair net from *hopefully* Ser Dontos. She’s happy because of his promise to rescue her. Just my scientific wild-assed guess.

    Edit: *GRAH* King DBC beat me to it while I was on lunch!

  • Hmm, Beric in episode 7. I suppose Arya’s still with them at that point… Not much time with the Hound then.

  • And STILL no Shireen Baratheon! Darn them. Or Selyse Baratheon (I think they’ll have unique aristocratic costumes, not just another “guy walking around in medieval jerkin and dirty clothing).

  • from the known ,already established characters, I want a pic with Varys.
    from the new ones…. I want a pic with Ramsay!

  • Wonderful pics,I’m even more excited than before! Still no Hound, though. Sigh. I understand it would be too spoilery to show in whose company he is…but couldn’t we just get a glimpse of him, just him? After the first two seasons, in which he hardly had any screentime and his lines kept being stolen by LF, I’m seriously worried they won’t pay him the attention he deserves in season 3 either. Which would be awful, because his travel with you-know-who is one of my favourite parts of the entire saga!

  • Love that photo of Stannis. How is it that Stephen Dillane is making him sexy?

    Thoros and Beric look great. Really looking forward to the Brotherhood.

  • I love the Reed’s costumes! I love the fact that when I see Ygritte, I hear Rose Leslie’s voice in my head. I love that 2/19 is almost here and 3/31 is not far behind! I love these photos and I love WiC.net!

    Who spiked my drink? But seriously, thanks for posting these awesome pics, they are all great!

  • Oh, such beautiful pictures :) Love the costumes, of the Reeds especially but really pretty much for everyone; they just seem so right for each character.

    Sometimes I wish I hadn’t read the books, though. Every time I see a picture of Robb/Richard Madden or Catelyn/Michelle Fairley, I get this little stab of sadness realizing this is the last season I get to see them. I’m going to miss them allright.

  • Don’t know why people are so attached to Ser Dontos. He was almost totally excised from the second season and it would be more jarring than anything to have him play a significant role in season three. Given the limitations of a tv season, they have to streamline and Ser Dontos is not a character I miss.

  • Ok, some remarks upon the episodes :

    Beric appearing in episode 7 surprises me ! I would have guessed Arya to be with the Hound at that point… seems we will have Arya and the Hound only for three episodes.

    Blackfish is episode 3… and since I guess that scene is the first one with the Tully, I guess that means we wont have them introduced until episode 3.

  • Tenesmus,

    Don’t know why that would be, since Tywin dies after the PW in the books, so him being alive in the last episode could also mean the PW won’t happen yet. However, in interviews a few actors have let slip (it appears) that Tywin dies this season, so that may suggest the PW does happen. But, I believe it possible that D&D will do the PW out of order and it may not happen this season. Three weddings is a bit much – even just from a budgetary standpoint, let alone viewer fatigue. Also, if they have Jofferey die and then Tywin die in the same (final) episode as people are speculating, and that happens just after the RW, to be honest that’s too much. Not enough time to process and let the characters react.

  • Kyrenna: adn’t read the books, though. Every time I see a picture of Robb/Richard Madden or Catelyn/Michelle Fairley, I get this little stab of sadness realizing this is the last season I get to see them. I’m going to miss them allright.

    It would be safe to assume that you’ll get to see Cat in the next seasons as well, even if only briefly:)

    Now your griefing can be halved!

  • These photos are brilliant!!! Can’t wait!!!

    Watson: The squid map pieces below Robb are simultaneously creepy and adorable. HBO should release a chess set.

    That was one of my takeaways as well–I LOVE that map set.

  • chris,

    In no way does Tywin standing in his solar suggest that the PW happens this season. He is not in the type of wardrobe that he would wear to a wedding. Also, nobody has let slip Tywin will die this season because he won’t. Dance found out how his character dies in the books and he was amused. He discussed it with Julian Glover(Pycelle) and Pycelle mentioned how great Tywin’s death is while musing about how he’d like his character to have a memorable death. Tywin’s death will come in the finale of s4.

  • I love Thoros’s red-tinted chain mail. Great nod to redness but him also being a fighter.
    I think the Talisa labeling is just a mistake.
    And Tyrion’s hands are not in chains in the picture. They’re just behind his back.
    Last year’s photos had a similar gray tint to them. It’s the graphics filtering that was applied. The real images we’ve seen from filming have all looked brighter.

  • hoooo,

    When you click on a photo the episode they’re from appears in the link (sorry for my english, don’t really know how to say it otherwise)

  • My favorite pics are Stannis and Thoros. I’m surprised that they didn’t give Beric more scars at least. I understand not having his skull caved in, but he doesn’t seem to have a mark on him other than the missing eye.

  • Nyahs,

    Not cool man, not cool. If you think ruining possible storylines is clever or funny, it’s not. USE THE SPOILER TAGS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. Thank you

  • Sansa’s picture is from episode 10 and for those that thought that in the tv show Sansa’s weeding would be after the RW, she already married look her finger with a gold and rubi ring8 Lannister colours) ad she looks hopefull so she must be planning her escape.

  • To make a bit more of an indepth comment…

    I don’t know why they didn’t give Thoros’ outfit some red to draw attention to his status as a priest of R’hllor like Melisandre’s got, but he doesn’t look bad regardless. Small nitpick.

    Sophie’s becoming a real beauty, isn’t she? Though my immediate reaction to that shot was, “why the hell’s she wearing a cross?” lol. I guess it won’t appear so crosslike in the series though.

    Beric looks like death warmed over IMO, and I can’t wait to see him take on Sandor.

    Someone commented on how Brienne looked anxious with that sword there, but to me that doesn’t mean much. I don’t remember the book it happened in, but if this is the part where she has to kill those Stark bannerman, I could understand her hesitation and awkwardness vibe of that shot.

    My heart kind of breaks a little bit every time I see Cat for this season, this photo made me especially sad. I don’t quite know why. Ms Fairley owns the role, I love her.

    Good to see Meera and Jojen, they both look really suited to their parts. I wonder if they’ll allude to a budding romance between Meera and Bran that a lot of readers feel in the text.

    I’m just really pleased with all of it.

    eta: omg what the hell, why aren’t my black bars covering the text I spoiler-marked?!

  • Zack:
    Someone commented on how Brienne looked anxious with that sword there, but to me that doesn’t mean much. I don’t remember the book it happened in, but if this is the part where she has to kill those Stark bannerman, I could understand her hesitation and awkwardness vibe of that shot.

    Zack
    Brienne is fighting with Jaime in the picture. In the in production’s videos, you can see the begining of the fight. That is why she is anxious.

  • Just noticed the Beric pic is from ep7, does that mean Arya is still with them that late in the season?

    Sounds like they’re leaving most of the Hound/Arya travels until next year, which is a great idea! Obviously not all of it though. They could easily expand on that storyline and end exactly where the book ends (Next year) so that they don’t have to create a whole new set/location too early.

  • Hi all –

    It’s a mistake — Oona plays Talisa Maegyr Stark.

    Glad so many of you like the photos.

    Best,
    B

  • Bryan Cogman,

    Thanks Brian !

    Just a question, are the episodes indicated accruate ?

    And really, thanks so much for taking some time to come and visit us sometimes ! ;)

  • Nick_Scryer,

    Well we know that Arya and the Hound make it to the Twins in time for the RW and they have to fight their way oit of there (well, the Hound does), so not all of their travels can be left for season 4. I predict a season 3 finale where Arya leaves the Hound for dead, or she gets back Needle after stabbing repeatedly the Tickler, was it? I do agree that from the RW until Arya gets on the boat to Braavos is only a couple chapters and something will definitely be done with her storyline (either expand it, or incorporate FfC material)

  • Bryan Cogman:
    Hi all –

    It’s a mistake — Oona plays Talisa Maegyr Stark.

    Glad so many of you like the photos.

    Best,
    B

    A word from the Keeper of the Mythos himself! Thanks for the info–and for all of your hard work on the series!

    I think the comments speak for themselves, but WE CAN’T BLOODY WAIT FOR SEASON THREE!!! So excited! It’s rather wonderful that some things just keep getting better and better :-)

  • Maybe this has been asked and answered:

    But in the picture of Sansa: If that is from Episode 10, how can she be smiling considering what happened in Episode 9???

    My only thought: she’s told that she’ll be free from King’s Landing that evening (Joff/Marg wedding) and she hasn’t heard of the RW yet.

    And as for the picture of Tywin, he dies after the Mountain battles the Red Viper, which is so long after the PW.

    Not that the show has to follow the events of the book

  • Joan Català:
    Nick_Scryer,

    Well we know that Arya and the Hound make it to the Twins in time for the RW and they have to fight their way oit of there (well, the Hound does), so not all of their travels can be left for season 4. I predict a season 3 finale where Arya leaves the Hound for dead, or she gets back Needle after stabbing repeatedly the Tickler, was it? I do agree that from the RW until Arya gets on the boat to Braavos is only a couple chapters and something will definitely be done with her storyline (either expand it, or incorporate FfC material)

    I’m hoping she’ll get taken some time during ep7, have a bit of banter in ep8 on the way to the Twins, get knocked out as a cliffhanger for ep9, revealed to be alive as the opening scene of 10 and then a short scene where the Hound decides to go to the Eyrie instead.

    Then season 4 could all be about their travels, they could add in modified versions of the scenes they missed out on and extend both the Arya/Hound and Sansa/Hound relationships by having more talking scenes. The inn scene could happen late in season 4 and the Hound’s “death” and Arya’s boarding of the ship in ep10.

  • I’m not one to pay attention to costumes but some of them are pretty freaking amazing.. Also all the women look pretty damn attractive. Stannis pic makes me LOL.

  • Brynden looks awesome!!!!!!!!!
    And the Stannis pic is beautiful. Brooding over his defeat… preparing for his come-back!!

    Any idea when there will be a proper trailer yet WiC ???????
    It must be soon now surely!!!!!!!!

  • Haha, people are drawing a lot of conclusions from a few promotional pictures. It seems pretty reasonable that they’d want Sansa’s reaction to the RW to happen on camera in ep 10,so she could be smiling seconds before finding out. Literally the end of the first chapter that Arya is with Sandor is when he tells her they are going to the Twins so it would stand to reason she is with the Brotherhood late into the season (although having Thoros in ep. 1 appears to be a deviation- I’m guessing him and Beric are with the Lem and Anguy’s of the world). What Tywin being in ep. 10 in front of a table has to do with the PW, I have no idea, but I guess it is a post about season 3 on this site, so the comment sections would feel empty without a “(post above on literally any topic) tells me the PW is definitely happening!!” comment. It looks to me like Joff is merely showing Marg how to use the crossbow. Shooting someone isn’t something she seems likely to do.

  • Sansa looks so pretty!!! She is wearing the same gown as in the behind the scenes video, so I’m speculating that scene in her rooms will be when Loras comes to take her away and then they go outdoors to the breakfast thingy and that’s the scene we are seeing!! XD

  • Carne,

    Yay :)

    Looks perfect.

    Nick_Scryer,

    I hope they do things like this. There are definitely going to be some creative re-ordering of non-critical events in order to keep as much of the cast fresh in the minds of the audience as possible, when Martin hasn’t always succeeded at that (it’s not as critical in book form though).

  • Cat of the Cabals,

    I don’t really expect Michelle Fairley to return for that…CGI quality being what it is. But even if she does, she won’t do much talking or be her intense Stark-y self. So yeah. Still sad :)

  • eta: omg what the hell, why aren’t my black bars covering the text I spoiler-marked?!

    I just had that same scare. Then I realized I’d clicked ‘Yes, show me the spoilers’ :)

  • i hope hinds doesn’t play mance as grim and stoic. only seen glimpses so far, but that’s the vibe i’m getting.

  • Winter, you guys should never have posted these photos to the Facebook page… the amount of spoilers, and non-book readers getting spoiled, is astronomical!

  • I’m trying to wrap my head around that Beric pic being in episode 7…

    because it looks to me that he’s sitting in judgement over the Hound, which would put their duel at the earliest later that ep, and it’s been all but confirmed RW is in ep 8, so….damn. That severly limits Hound/Arya misadventures. Cutting out the river scene altogether? I love that scene… :(

  • Bryan Cogman:

      

    Just thank you for this series and all your hard work. And you know, this particular clarification, but more so everything else you’ve done to bring this story to life.

  • Yago: David The Grey,
    2/19?

    2/19 is the date that Season 2 is available on DVD/BR (at least, in the States). That’s the first milestone I’m waiting for.

  • Matt,

    The official Game of Thrones page is who posted the photos and controls the comment sections. WiC only shared a link to the photo album, and there are comments on that link that warn about spoilers.

  • izakmo:
    i hope hinds doesn’t play mance as grim and stoic. only seen glimpses so far, but that’s the vibe i’m getting.

    Grim and Stoic are the best possible characteristics. – Signed Stannis Baratheon

  • In the Thoros pic, on the tip right hand corner you see a soldier in hiding. Might be an ambush by the Brotherhood

  • I hope they don’t have Arya getting knocked out as a cliffhanger. Was anyone seriously fooled by that in the book? I sure wasn’t.

    Edit: Although I was fooled by the faked Bran and Rickon deaths lol

  • Glad to see the Queen of Thorns but Oh! how I miss Emma Peel.
    Seeing Tywin wearing the pin of the King’s Hand just reminds me of how much better the chain version of the Hand insignia seemed in the books. I wonder why they changed that. Especially since it will become…. ummm… important later.
    So no Dontos this season, eh? And the mysteriously ever-present Ros may take his place?? Yikes.
    Actually, here’s a theory. Perhaps Dontos will go away and simply not be replaced at all, by anyone, and there will be no middleman between Sansa and… her mystery benefactor in the game of thrones. Think of what Dontos actually does. He could easily be replaced with a series of notes and a constantly changing cast of nameless escorts, boat pilots, coachmen, etc.
    And I did NOT imagine Thoros looking like some grizzled nephew of the Greatjohn. Ah well. Glad he survived at all. I’m still wondering how we can possibly meet Arstan Whitebeard without Strong Belwas.

  • Tom O’ Sevens:
    I hope they don’t have Arya getting knocked out as a cliffhanger. Was anyone seriously fooled by that in the book? I sure wasn’t.

    Edit: Although I was fooled by the faked Bran and Rickon deaths lol

    All her and the Hound do after the RW wedding is wander around for a handful of chapters, and as much as it is to read, it doesn’t make for very compelling television. I’d say they’ll prolly make the crossroads showdown/hound “death” the finale content, with her boarding the boat one of the final scenes of ep 10. You can’t let the coin play for more than a single season, because the memory of most viewers isn’t that long.

    Also her adventures in Braavos is a shitload of content, with all sorts of potential for expanded characters/locations/plotlines, so the sooner they get started on that the better. I don’t think any of the timelines conflict either.

  • Hunter,

    She stabs Polliver to get Needle back and also leaves the Hound to die after they flee the Twins. I could see your way happening especially given how they’ve minimalized Sandor, but if they want it there’s enough in there to keep her in Westeros til mid season 4.

  • Nerd:
    Is it too much to ask that Joff & Marg are pointing that crossbow at Ros? Pull the trigger!!!

    Cut it off already. It’s enough!
    I can understand some hatred towards despicable characters like Joffrey, the mountain, Ramsay… but for a character like Ross who haven’t done anything to be hated for… whose only crime is not being in the source material, is too much. Some of us still love you Ross (and Talisa as well). By the way, I totally disagree that Ross is going to play the part of Dontos. I don’t even think that anyone has to take his role at all. I think her role will be that of Jeyne Poole although most people seem to think otherwise because of her age, but I still do.

    On the other hand…. Hurrah! Great pics to keep the hype going. Now a for the trailer!!!

    EDIT: Beric looks so bad*ss. Awesome!!! Oh, and what’s Talisa wearing? Is that a piece ripped out of Robb’s tent?!

  • Zack:
    To make a bit more of an indepth comment…

    I don’t know why they didn’t give Thoros’ outfit some red to draw attention to his status as a priest of R’hllor like Melisandre’s got, but he doesn’t look bad regardless. Small nitpick.

    The throros picture looks quite desaturated, almost to the point of being black & white. (For some reason the GOT publicity team likes to do that to many of their publicity shots) The other glimpse we have gotten of throros in a preview video indicated that he will look much more red in the show.

  • Both Danny and Jon look soo fierce (ohh I do hope they end-up together somehow!), The rest of the pics are just as outstanding! Oona Chaplin is soo beautiful as is Ms. Headey and our dear Ygritte! Poor Tyrion things are about to become quite uncomfortable for him! I can’t wait to see Brienne and Jamie, Arya, Beric and Thoros, the Reeds etc. And of course, Mance, Mance, Mance…the King-Beyond-The-Wall!

  • These are awesome! Thank you HBO…I’m VERY grateful for any little tidbits thrown to us! :) I think everything looks great…the costumes and the sets are award worthy…I can’t freakin wait for season 3!

  • Ours is the Fury,

    Oops my bad, okay :/ it just sucks for the non-book readers over there because guys are spoiling stuff like crazy. And not just RW, guys are spoiling stuff like Aegon Jnr. etc. It’s madness!

  • wow, the likes on fb for GoT jumped by 9000 from yesterday. And only because of the pictures. Its usual daily rise is by 5000. I wonder when the trailer appears… :D

    crack,

    You made Melisandre look fat :))

  • Josla: Cut it off already. It’s enough!
    I can understand some hatred towards despicable characters like Joffrey, the mountain, Ramsay… but for a character like Ross who haven’t done anything to be hated for… whose only crime is not being in the source material, is too much. Some of us still love you Ross (and Talisa as well). By the way, I totally disagree that Ross is going to play the part of Dontos. I don’t even think that anyone has to take his role at all. I think her role will be that of Jeyne Poole although most people seem to think otherwise because of her age, but I still do.

    On the other hand…. Hurrah! Great pics to keep the hype going. Now a for the trailer!!!

    EDIT:Beric looks so bad*ss.Awesome!!! Oh, and what’s Talisa wearing? Is that a piece ripped out of Robb’s tent?!

    Ross taking Jeyne’s role? wait, what?

    Not sure if that’s just a humorous troll, but if it isn’t….I think I’m missing something, you say that Ross can be a fraud Arya?

    Northmen might have their brains frozen a little, but I doubt they can be tricked with something like this…

  • Bryan Cogman,

    Thank you for your hard work! We are all looking forward to Season Three, cannot wait to see what this wonderful show has in store for us! All the best to you and all the people involved with “Game Of Thrones”!

  • Maisie kind of resembles Michelle Fairley and Isaac looks like Kit in these stills. Funny, in the books it’s the other way around.

  • Actually, Ros taking the part of Dontos seems totally logic… moreover, we have seen scenes with Sansa and Ros so it makes sense.

    And since she might (Ros) become a spy for Varys, she’ll be able to tell him about Littlefinger’s plan… which would mean Varys might become aware of the whereabouts of Sansa later on.

  • I personally hope that, instead of Arya getting knocked out at the RW, Sandor could just drag her off while she screams and cries. It would be a fantastic parallel to Ned’s death. Yoren made sure she didn’t see her father get beheaded, and Sandor will realize what’s going on in the Twins, and make sure she doesn’t see her brother and mother slaughtered.

  • Joan Català,

    Yeah, it was said that they’re gonna extend Gendry’s thread this season, so maybe that is why the Beric stuff is a bit late in series :)
    Looking forward to it!

  • Off topic. I was able to obtaim the new GoT magazine. Great job guys. I really enjoyed your interviews Phil, and your article Sue!. (And I am assuming FaBio’s comments on the pics “twincest not shown” had me rolling!

  • Pictures looks great, I’m thrilled for the next season. Question about the Jon Snow picture: I can’t remember, but did he wear the same feathers in prior seasons? It almost looks like what a lord commander would wear :)

  • I am beginning to wonder if Cersei is pulling an FDR… the only shots I have seen of her she is sitting behind that desk. All kidding aside, I wonder if they have reduced her role this season? Ahem, Mr. Cogman, care to tease?

    and, in regards to the effort to photoshop the Stannis and the Mel pic together (good job, btw), it looks like several of the images up top are from the same scene (ie, Arya and Thoros, both Reed pics and Bran, QoT and Tyrion, Cat and Edmure)

    trailer me!

  • I am so happy we’ll get to see Dragonstone during the day. Season 2 was too dark, looking forward to a good shot of the castle. Since I’m on my phone i can’t write nothing too spoilery but DAMN I can’t wait for Dany, Arya and YouKnowWho, Jon’s scenes especially toward the end :) Photos are great thanks Bryan and thank David and Dan for me :)

    PS: Spoiler tags would be cool for mobiles.

  • Guess what my new desktop wallpaper is. >(^___^)<

    Bryan Cogman,
    thanks for your answer and your participation here. I’ve admired how you left your mark on S2, and am looking forward to see a new season held together even more tightly by your talent!

    (edited because ai cantz speek english)

  • I didn’t expect Thoros of Myr to look like that. I find him to look just as great as my own imagined version of him, maybe even better despite how I thought of him a little more weighted.

  • […] Celotna letošnja propaganda v bistvu poteka zelo analogno z lansko. Že res, da nekoliko manj agresivno, a vendarle podobno. In s tem v obziru nič čudnega, da je HBO, podobno kot lani, prav zdaj lansiral nabor fotk, katerih vsebina je seveda neposredno vezana na relevantno sezono. Da ne bom vsake posebej lepil sem, vas bom raje preusmeril kar neposredno na vir. […]

  • I especially love the photo of Stannis with the dragon statue in the background and Catelyn with the trouts statue. How perfect.
    And Tywin… wow, that look does slay.
    Can’t wait.

  • Saw these on their facebook page, they look awesome. Though I’m a bit worried about what the hell Margeary is doing with Joffrey there, not only is she my least favorite actress on the show but if they make her get along with Joffrey then why the hell would the Tyrells conspire with Little Finger to kill him??

    Other than that these look great though I don’t like how the blackfish looks like he’s deserted the wall in that outfit :/

  • Lexyvil,

    Same here. Doesn’t look anything like he was described, yet I absolutely love the casting of Paul Kaye. I think I’ll enjoy Thoros more in the show than I did in the books.

  • Ours is the parody:
    Saw these on their facebook page, they look awesome. Though I’m a bit worried about what the hell Margeary is doing with Joffrey there, not only is she my least favorite actress on the show but if they make her get along with Joffrey then why the hell would the Tyrells conspire with Little Finger to kill him??

    Other than that these look great though I don’t like how the blackfish looks like he’s deserted the wall in that outfit :/

    But his outfit is not black. It’s mostly dark brown with some dark green. Compare it to Jon Snow’s.

  • i know robb and talisa are suppose to be some “down to earth” king and queen, but jeez could they look a teeny bit more regal, wheres his iron crown resting heavy on his auburn curls

  • Might be just because I’m hungry, but Thoros of Myr’s forehead looks like pork rind before it’s cooked into crackling. :S

  • He Who Slithers:
    I am beginning to wonder if Cersei is pulling an FDR… the only shots I have seen of her she is sitting behind that desk. All kidding aside, I wonder if they have reduced her role this season? Ahem, Mr. Cogman, care to tease?

    and, in regards to the effort to photoshop the Stannis and the Mel pic together (good job, btw), it looks like several of the images up top are from the same scene (ie, Arya and Thoros, both Reed pics and Bran, QoT and Tyrion, Cat and Edmure)

    trailer me!

    Lena Headey is/was apparently pregnant, so I don’t think we’re going to see her standing much, unless she got pregnant after filming or didn’t start showing yet.

  • Any news about the music/soundtrack? Are we going to get a new composer? I like what Ramin Djawadi has done so far, still doesn’t anyone think that it is time for something new?

    I still believe that Harry Gregson-Williams would be an awesome composer to join GoT in case Djawadi leaves…listen to the sample below, it is a short piece from “X-Men Evolution: Wolverine” entitled “Kayla”, not necessarily an appropiate example for GoT but I think a great musical piece nonetheless!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9AFXlHBOYI&list=FLjOkGJ6ZYn21rJS69ofxWnw

    He also composed the soundtrack for “Kingdom Of Heaven”, below is the track called “Coronation” (it makes more sense if you watch the scene in the movie)

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

    I know there is a small chance of Djawadi leaving, which I don’t mind in the least, but just in case if it ever happened, I think Harry Gregson-Williams would be amazing for GoT!

  • How are they going to introduce the Reeds since Bran and Rickon already left winterfell?

    And can someone please let me know how to do the thing to cover spoilers? I would like to know because theres plenty of stuff want to ask

  • ACVG:

    I think those are their relaxing clothes. Robb doesn’t walk around with his shirt unbuttoned, but yeah, I wish he had a crown.

  • Ebevan91,

    This is news to me. She was pregnant/recently gave birth before season 1. If she is currently pregnant I think we would have heard something.

  • STANNIS: Don’t be so grim about it… a little optimism wouldn’t hurt your campaign (He looks SO miserable on that chair).

  • What I’m finding more interesting than all the shit that’s been endlessly repeated in the comments so far is that Thoros has one sword stored in his belt and another one on his back. A bidenhänder as a secondary weapon? Can’t wait to find out. ;)

  • Arkash:
    redbutterflY,

    Wow, I just had the fear that they might make Gendry go with Arya and the Hound later on their travel… that would be a bad idea.

    Bad idea indeed. Still love to see more Arya/Gendry, enjoyed it a lot in the books!

  • loco73,

    I like Gregson-Williams but Djwadi delivered a fantastic score last season and with all the themes he created, that leitmotif needs to carry on throughout the show. Now it’s possible a different composer might incorporate the proper motifs used in 1 and 2 but that rarely happens.

    I understand that you are not the biggest fan of him and imagine what other composers can do, but I think continuity in soundtrack is very important and after season 2 he can only be better and better. The Stannis/Melisandre theme, the Night’s Watch, the Dany theme, the Stark theme, the Lannister/Rains of Castamere theme and one that was given faint appearance in season 3, the Tyrell theme. I want to hear his Frey theme, his Beric theme, his Astapor theme, the Daario motif, perhaps a Bolton theme? Why stop him now?

  • Ebevan91,

    Lena Headey is not pregnant. The first MGOT vlog shows her with Margaery and she is not expecting, also there is a scene of her running away in the HBO 2013 preview. Oh and she was not pregnant at the Emmys in September. Nor when she was filming Dredd earlier this year. So where she found 9 months to do so if that’s the case amazes me.

  • Tyrion Pimpslap:
    Ebevan91,

    This is news to me. She was pregnant/recently gave birth before season 1. If she is currently pregnant I think wewould have heard something.

    Yeah that’s why I said apparently. I saw an article on the internet the other day saying she was pregnant. It was dated January 2013 so IDK…

  • Ours is the Fury,

    Just looked up when the trailer for season 2 came out last year. It was Jan 30th. Any chance we might be getting a trailer tonight? (As its the last weekend in Jan) or if not within the next few days???

  • Manny:
    Ours is the Fury,

    Just looked up when the trailer for season 2 came out last year. It was Jan 30th. Any chance we might be getting a trailer tonight? (As its the last weekend in Jan) or if not within the next few days???

    One can hope. Maybe the release of these photos are a sign that trailers are coming.

  • ebevan91,

    I doubt they’ll release the trailer so close to the pictures ?

    How many days did, last year, separate the release of the pics and the trailer ?

    I’d bet we’d get a trailer next week or so… but I hope to be wrong and one is released tonight (well, tonight for those of us who are Europeans).

  • Arkash: How many days did, last year, separate the release of the pics and the trailer ?

    We got the trailer on 29th January. Then the pictures on 9th February.

  • Oh yeah! Looks amazing.

    Favourites are Mance Rayder, Meera Reed, and sulky Stannis.

    Thoros and Beric are also pretty damn cool. And Daenerys looks amazing as ever.

  • Haha, everyone is so greedy. We get all these epic character pics and the first thing out of everyone’s hole is, “Trailer! Trailer!” Godamn, a little patience people…

    But for real give us a fucking trailer already what’s the holdup.

  • Meera with a bow? booooo what happened to the net and frog gig, its an awesome weapon combo that depicts the cultural arms of her people.

    First Arya with a bow and now Meera. Guess we’ll see Shireen with one next, shiiiiiot might as well give a bow the shaggydog

  • I think we will get a trailer next Sunday. This Sunday is the superbowl so doubt we get it then. Unless we get one earlier this week :-)

  • Tom O’ Sevens,

    I agree! (I hope)

    Also, a lot of the intermission promos on HBO right now are for shows that premiere in February like Five Year Engagement (Feb 2), Mea Maxima Culpa (Feb 4), Beyonce’s documentary (Feb 16), Parade’s End (Feb 26). I would like to think that once those February premieres occur we will be gettng more GOT promo videos and trailers…

  • loco73:
    Any news about the music/soundtrack?Are we going to get a new composer? I like what Ramin Djawadi has done so far, still doesn’t anyone think that it is time for something new?

    I still believe that Harry Gregson-Williams would be an awesome composer to join GoT in case Djawadi leaves…listen to the sample below, it is a short piece from “X-Men Evolution: Wolverine” entitled “Kayla”, not necessarilyan appropiate example for GoT but I think a great musical piece nonetheless!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9AFXlHBOYI&list=FLjOkGJ6ZYn21rJS69ofxWnw

    He also composed the soundtrack for “Kingdom Of Heaven”, below is the track called “Coronation” (it makes more sense if you watch the scene in the movie)

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

    I know there is a small chance of Djawadi leaving, which I don’t mind in the least, but just in case if it ever happened, I think Harry Gregson-Williams would be amazing for GoT!

    Don’t forget the Chronicles of Narnia original score. :)

    Edited to say that I really do love Ramin Djawadi’s score and wouldn’t want to change it. Was merely adding to Loco73’s list of HG-W’s scores.

  • towerofjoy:
    Dumdumdumdumdumdum,

    Hahahahagahha.

    I guess a bow translates better to screen thanfrog spear and a net. A net is a pretty absurd hunting weapon…

    A net is an excellent weapon if used proficiently. It can disable your opponent just long enough to yield an opening (I’ve got crackpot theory that Howland Reed used such a combo at the Tower of Joy). As for hunting, while it is possible to hunt fish and frog with a bow, a net works better.

  • I’m assuming Arya will spend just about the whole season w/ the BWB and the only ‘Arya & The Hound’ happening in season 3 will consist simply of him taking her and them immediately being at the Twins for the RW and thats it. Their won’t be a travelog of him taking him to her mother.

    Then the next season (season 4) will consist of The Hound attempting to take her to her aunt in The Eyrie which will be expanded to include what they can from the books of their pre-RW interactions and then season 4 end with her leaving him and getting on a ship to Braavos.

  • Nessa:
    sweet! Anyways… I can’t imagine Ygritte tidying up her hair like that XD

    Or wearing quite that much makeup.

    But the Reeds look really well. As does Diana Rigg. Good casting.

  • The Blackfish photo…perhaps the funeral scene for Hoster Tully? Look like’s just taken a shot, and why else would they have a fire during daylight?