There’s still some four months to go until Game of Thrones makes its hotly-anticipated return to our TV screens, but HBO has given fans the first sneak peek at season three of the epic fantasy series with the release of a special behind-the-scenes production video, which you can check out below.
The video features comments from executive producers David Benioff, D.B. Weiss and Frank Doelger and actors Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen, as well as giving us our first look at series newcomers Clive Russell as Bryndon Tully, Thomas Brodie Sangster as Jojen Reed, Diane Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell and Ciarán Hinds as Mance Rayder, the King-Beyond-the-Wall.
Update – Thanks to the following ‘HBO 2012 Yearender’ video, we now have the first actual footage from the forthcoming season in the form of a few brief shots of Tyrion, Daenerys and Cersei (Lena Headey). Blink and you’ll miss ‘em…
Game of Thrones season three is set to premiere on HBO on March 31st, 2013.