First Batch of Promo Images from Game of Thrones Season 3

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in GAME OF THRONES - Season 3

What does Mance Rayder have in common with the Reed siblings? They are three of the new characters that will be introduced in “Game of Thrones” Season 3, and now you can see them in full costume ready for some action thanks to a new batch of images recently released by HBO.

Season 3 is expected to adapt the first half of “A Storm of Swords”, the third book in George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. Those who have already read the novel knows that a lot takes place in “A Storm of Swords”, most of it pretty bloody and epic in nature, with plenty of game-changing events in store for the returning characters. So it probably makes sense that the HBO show is cutting the book in half. Then again, slowing down the adaptation of the books is also a good idea since the chances of Martin finishing up the series by the time the show catches up to it in a few years is, shall we say, unlikely.

The season will also be introducing a slew of new characters, like the aforementioned Reed siblings, Ciarin Hinds as Mance Rayder, and a huge advancement in narrative for everyone’s favorite exiled Princess, Daenerys Targaryen.

“Game of Thrones” Season 3 returns March 31st on HBO.