Monday, March 4, 2013

The extended Game of Thrones Season 3 trailer features more eunuchs, bears

The premiere of the third season of HBO's Game of Thrones isn't for another four weeks, but that isn't stopping the network from doing everything in its power to make thronies the world over drool in anticipation.

A new, extended trailer for Season 3 landed on the show's official YouTube channel this weekend and it looks... well, pretty damn awesome.  All of the high points that you'd expect from A Storm of Swords appear to be present [potential Spoilers in 3... 2... ] including The Unsullied, Riverrun (finally!), Mance "I was Julius Caeser, bitch" Rayder, and the bear pit in Harrenhal.  Not pictured is anything relating to the RW*, which is a good thing as it will (hopefully) help wrap up the season on a fun note.

For all the good, however, the trailer also features more of Asha Yara Greyjoy, who's about as exciting to watch on screen as a sleeping bowl of two-day-old oatmeal.

Sure, Asha Yara has a part to play in book three... but I was really hoping for a recast between seasons. If they did it for Gregor Clegane, they could have done it for Theon's supposedly minxish sister.

If you haven't read the books and want to be surprised, do not google "RW".