Game of Thrones: Season 3 Premiere Date, 13 New Actors Announced!

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HBO's Game of Thrones revealed its Season 3 premiere date and at least 13 additional cast members at Comic-Con this afternoon. The acclaimed, epic drama will return March 31, 2013.

A long time to wait, but it should be worth it, especially since network announced that Diana Rigg is joining the Game of Thrones cast as Lady Oleanna Tyrell, a.k.a. the Queen of Thorns.

Rigg will be joined by these 13 additional new actors next spring:

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  1. Clive Russell (Bryndon “The Blackfish” Tully)
  2. Kerry Ingram (Shireen Baratheon)
  3. Tara Fitzgerald (Selyse Baratheon)
  4. Paul Kaye (Thoros of Myr)
  5. Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed)
  6. Ellie Kendirck (Meera Reed)
  7. Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion)
  8. Nathalie Emannuel (Missandei)
  9. Tobias Menzies (Edmure Tully)
  10. Anton Lesser (Qyburn)
  11. Philip McGinley (Anguy)
  12. Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane)
  13. Mackenzie Crook (Orell)

Filming for Game of Thrones Season 3 will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Croatia and Iceland later this year. Here's a video introducing some of the new cast members as well:

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    I love how good looks doesn't matter in this show,,Just great acting.

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    hi.i love you

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    My best season film ever. I like Jon Snow 4 his performance behind the wall.

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    damn! oi wish there was a way I could be watching sn 3 right now.am helpless without it.

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    @Colin - Joffrey was a good character, but you will see he needed to go (he would simply be too one-dimensional if he stayed anyway) - but it is the flame that ignites much of the next 3 books, so very necessary.

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    Glad they are putting JoJen in it, he was missing from the end of the last series (when Bran escaped with Meera (Jojen's elder sister) - was wondering about how they were going to put in the Green Dream stuff (not going to spoil, don't worry!). Great casting for him too - pretty much how I imagined Jojen to look when I read the books (on The Dance with Dragons right now - half way through). Series strays from the books a bit, but not much. Loving it!
    To Ryan - There are plenty of Black people in GoT - the Summer Islanders are black for starters. Dornish and Qarth are pretty much Semite/Persian/Arab. The Slave City States (like Meeren/Astaopr/etc - Slaver's Bay) are called "yellow" sometimes in insult, so may be South/East-Asian. Dothraki are like native americans. Add to that races that are made up - like giants, horn feet, children of the forest, etc and there are actually quite a few races therein.

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    I thought it a shame Joffrey got the chop so early. If I had written this series he would definitely have been a keeper. It's the evil characters that make this show so brilliant, can't stand goody two shoes. George R.R.Martin you rock!

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    "I have quit watching series movie" this was my thought before i lay ma hands on Game of thrones, i can say these series movie i one of the best ever!

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    i m addicted to game of thrones my wife wants to file fir a divorce jus make it sooner for season three rather lose ma wife than wait thus long for the drangos to burn cities ilove it thank you HBO