HBO has just sent out a press release announcing that the season three trailer for Game of Thrones will premiere Friday, February 22 on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Here is a video announcement (a trailer of the trailer!) and, after the break, is the full press release.
WORLD PREMIERE OF HBO® GAME OF THRONES® SEASON 3 TRAILER ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
– Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m./ 10:35 p.m. CT on ABC –
New York, N.Y., February 21, 2013 – The Season 3 trailer of HBO’s Game of Thrones makes its exclusive world premiere on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) on Friday, February 22nd. A big fan of the series, Kimmel kicks off the countdown to the new season premiere on Sunday, March 31 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO, with the all-new 60-second trailer that will offer a first look at the action and treachery that continues in the visually stunning series that has become a pop culture phenomenon.
Stated Kimmel, “I am so excited about this trailer, even I might watch my show.”
The trailer will be posted to the Game of Thrones YouTube channel immediately following its east coast debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones.
Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the Emmy®- and Golden Globe®-winning fantasy series Games of Thrones chronicles an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom. Beginning on March 31st, Games of Thrones will air on HBO on Sunday nights at 9:00p.m. ET/PT.
Winter Is Coming: The trailer is coming! And sooner than we expected too. As far as I know, this is quite unprecedented as well. HBO rarely, if ever, debuts their trailers any where other than their own channel.