Game Of Thrones (Season 3)

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Game Of Thrones Season 3 Season 3

 Broadcast Timeline: March 31, 2013 to June 9, 2013

 No. of Episodes: 10

 Official Broadcast Channel: HBO

 Series Origin: United States

 Season Chronology:

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About Season 3

Due to a huge response for the first two seasons Game of Thrones season 3 was commissioned on the 10th of April 2012. It consisted of 10 episodes and began shooting on 10th July 2012, wrapping up on 24th November 2012. D.B. Weiss and David Benioff were the show runners and executive producers.

Season 3 Summary & Plot

Autumn has fallen over the land, and winter is not far behind. King to be Renly Baratheon has been assassinated with the help of Melisandre, altering the statistics of the war. The young King Joffrey is victorious as he has forged an alliance with House Tyrell, as his supporters defeat Stannis. Now Joffrey holds the most extensive army in the realm and his victory seems unavoidable.

Robb Stark has no option but to realign with House Frey, with whom he had broken the marriage deal and caused great offense.

Stannis Baratheon is not done with and with the help of Melisandre can turn things around at any moment.

Theon Greyjoy must pay for his untoward actions at Winterfell. While on the eastern continent, Daenerys Targaryen has fled from Qarth. The dragons are growing and she is getting increasingly famous but to seize the Iron Throne she needed an army. She could probably find what she wanted in the infamous cities of Slaver’s Bay, but was there a price associated with it?

The White Walkers are making their moves beyond the Wall, posing a threat to both the Seven Kingdoms and the Wildlings. Jon Snow must invade Mance Rayder’s wildling army and discover the plans of the King beyond the Wall.

Episodes Summary

Epi.no. Episode Title Directed Written By Air Date
1 Valar Dohaeris Daniel Minahan David Benioff& D. B. Weiss March 31, 2013
Jon is presented before Mance Rayder, while the survivors from the Night’s Watch proceed towards the south. Meanwhile in King’s Landing Tyrion calls for his reward; Petyr Baelish offers to help Sansa; Cersei invites the royal family to dinner; and Daenerys Targaryen sets sail into Slaver’s Bay.
2 Dark Wings, Dark Words Daniel Minahan Vanessa Taylor April 7, 2013
Sansa Stark meets Olenna Tyrell and bluntly answers when asked about Joffrey. Shae seeks help from Tyrion Lannister to protect Sansa. Jaime Lannister tries to escape but is recaptured. Robb and Catelyn receive two bad news, firstly regarding Bran and Rickon still missing and secondly about Hoster Tully’s death. Jon Snow gets acquainted with wargs from the Free Folk. In the barren North Bran Stark is surprised to find new supporters.
3 Walk of Punishment David Benioff David Benioff& D. B. Weiss April 14, 2013
Tyrion acquires new responsibilities; Jon is escorted to the Fist of the First Men; Daenerys confronts the slavers; and Jaime forges a deal with Catelyn Stark.
4 And Now His Watch is Ended Alex Graves David Benioff & D.B.Weiss April 21, 2013
The Night’s Watch takes control of the situation; Varys meets his better half; Arya is escorted to the head of the Brotherhood; and Daenerys strikes a deal.
5 Kissed by Fire Alex Graves Bryan Cogman April 28, 2013
The Hound is adjudged by the Gods; Jaime is adjudged; Jon is successful in proving himself; Robb executes Rickard Karstark and is forced to align with Lord Walder Frey; Tyrion learns the price to be paid for weddings.
6 The Climb Alik Sakharov David Benioff& D. B. Weiss May 5, 2013
Tywin strategically plans new unions for the Lannisters. Melisandre visits the Riverlands. Robb enters into a compromising alliance with the Freys. Roose Bolton seals Jaime Lannister’s fate. Jon alongwith Ygritte, and the Wildlings climb up the steep Wall.
7 The Bear and the Maiden Fair Michelle MacLaren George R.R.Martin May 12, 2013
Outside Yunkai Daenerys exchanges some gifts with a slave lord. Tywin tries to counsel the king. Melisandre discloses a secret to Gendry, and Brienne is confronted by an enemy in Harrenhal.
8 Second Sons Michelle MacLaren David Benioff& D. B. Weiss May 19, 2013
A wedding is hosted in King’s Landing and Sansa spends the night with Tyrion. Daenerys confronts the Titan’s bastard. Davos asks for proof from Melisandre, while Sam and Gilly confront an elderly gentleman.
9 The Rains of Castamere David Nutter David Benioff& D. B. Weiss June 2, 2013
Robb attends Edmure and Roslin Frey’s wedding. Edmure meets his bride but the Robb, his wife Talisa and Catelyn Stark are slaughtered. Jon faces the most difficult test of his life. Bran discovers that he is gifted. Jorah and Daario debate over how to take Yunkai. House Frey joins hands with House Tully.
10 Mhysa David Nutter David Benioff& D. B. Weiss June 9, 2013
Tywin is challenged by Joffrey. Bran narrates a ghost story. In Dragonstone the unexpected happens. Daenerys is eager to check if she is a conqueror or a liberator.

Production Info:

The series was mainly shot in Northern Ireland, as well as Iceland and Croatia. Some scenes were shot at Morocco as well. The production extended to three production units, adding on a new unit called “Raven” to the existing “Wolf” and “Dragon” units.

Scenes in the bear fight involved an actual trained bear and the scenes were shot in studio at Los Angeles with only Gwendoline Christie (Brienne) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) being flown in to film the shot.

To shoot external scenes of King’s Landing the city of Dubrovnik in Croatia was utilized, while to film the frozen lands where the Wall stood, the location of Iceland was used.

Season 1 Cast:

Lead cast

Guest Cast

  • Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel)
  • Ser Barristan Selmy (Ian McElhinney)
  • Brienne of Tarth  (Gwendoline Christie)
  • Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju)
  • Lord Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton)
  • Jojen Reed (Thomas Brodie-Sangster)
  • Orell (Mackenzie Crook)
  • Thoros of Myr  (Paul Kaye)
  • Anguy (Philip McGinley)
  • Gilly (Hannah Murray)
  • Ramsay Snow (Iwan Rheon)
  • Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson)
  • Ser Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones)
  • Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick)
  • Lord Edmure Tully (Tobias Menzies)
  • Hodor (Kristian Nairn)
  • Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman)
  • Lady Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg)
  • Ser Brynden Tully (Clive Russell)
  • Locke (Noah Taylor)
  • Rast (Luke Barnes)
  • Ros (Esmé Bianco)
  • Eddison Tollett (Ben Crompton)
  • Lord Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer)
  • Qyburn (Anton Lesser)
  • Prince Rickon Stark (Art Parkinson)
  • Grenn (Mark Stanley)
  • Osha (Natalia Tena)
  • Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover)
  • Kraznys mo Nakloz (Dan Hildebrand)
  • Mance Rayder (Ciarán Hinds)
  • Daario Naharis (Ed Skrein)
  • Lord Rickard Karstark (John Stahl)
  • Ser Meryn Trant (Ian Beattie)
  • Lord Walder Frey (David Bradley)
  • Hot Pie (Ben Hawkey)
  • Princess Shireen Baratheon (Kerry Ingram)
  • Craster (Robert Pugh)
  • Pypar (Josef Altin)
  • Queen Selyse Baratheon (Tara Fitzgerald)
  • King Balon Greyjoy  (Patrick Malahide)
  • Salladhor Saan (Lucian Msamati)
  • Maester Aemon (Peter Vaughan)
  • Princess Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan)

Season 1 Crew:

Production team:

  • Executive producers: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger & Bernadette Caulfield, Guymon Casady, George R.R. Martin, Vince Gerardis & VanessaTaylor.
  • Producers: Chris Newman & Greg Spence.
  • Costume Designer: Michele Clapton
  • Production Designer: Gemma Jackson

Directors:

  • Daniel Minahan(Episodes 1&2)
  • David Benioff (Episode 3)
  • Alex Graves (Episodes 4&5)
  • Alik Sakharov (Episode 6)
  • Michelle MacLaren (Episodes 7 & 8)
  • David Nutter (Episodes 9&10)

Writers:

  • David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (Episodes 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9&10)
  • Vanessa Taylor (Episode 2)
  • Bryan Cogman(Episode 5)
  • George R.R. Martin (Episode 7)

The Game Of Thrones Season 3 Recap & Official Trailer

Watch the politics of power play weird games as this season takes us through a roller-coaster ride and unfolds many surprises as the battle for the throne gets hotter and hotter.

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