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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Game of Thrones has everything a great show should have. I am addicted and can't wait for season 3.

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i love game of throne,am waiting fr season tree

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Obvious troll is obvious.

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Ryan has obviously never watched season 2 lol.

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M craz for game f thrones and dream abt Aryaa nd John Snow..m a model in carrier nd wish i could hve a chance..(a day drm..h)

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ryan is so dumb and not a fan...therewas a black pirate. there was a black king who tried to decieve the dragon lady.

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Ryan... You are a small minded racist dumbass. Watch out for the chlorine in the gene pool you troglodyte.

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I Love GAME of THRONES. Because theres no Niggers or spics.

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March 31 is my bithday! What a great birthday presant, thank you HBO!!! I love Tyrion, Arya, and John Snow the most but I find the more I read the books I love reading about all the characters. I'm almost done with book5 and I am totally addicted. LOVE LOVE LOVE this show!!!!!!

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cant wait watching season three