The third season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones premiered in the United States on HBO on 31 March 2013 and concluded on 09 June 2013.
It was broadcast on Sunday at 9:00 pm in the US, consisting of 10 episodes, each running approximately 50-60 minutes.
The season is based roughly on the first half of A Storm of Swords (the third of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R.R. Martin, of which the series is an adaptation). The series is adapted for television by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
HBO renewed the series for a third season on 10 April 2012, nine days after the second season’s premiere. Production began in July 2012. The show was filmed primarily in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Croatia, Iceland and Morocco.
Robb and Catelyn attend Hoster Tully’s funeral in Riverrun.
Tywin sends Littlefinger to the Eyrie to marry Lyse Arryn to secure her alliance, and makes Tyrion the new Master of Coin.
Hot Pie is employed by the inn, while Arya and Gendry follow the Brotherhood.
Learning of the massacre at the Fist of the First Men, Rayder sends Jon and a band of Wildlings to scale the Wall and attack the Watch while it is weakened. The surviving Night’s Watch men return to Craster’s Keep, where Gilly gives birth to a son.
Theon is freed by an unknown man, who later rescues him again.
Melisandre leaves Dragonstone mysteriously, stating that the blood of a king is required for victory.
Daenerys barters for the 8,000 Unsullied and the translator Missandei in exchange for one of her young dragons, ignoring Selmy’s and Jorah’s advice.
Jaime persuades his captor, Locke, to prevent Brienne being raped by claiming her father will pay a huge ransom; Locke agrees then amputates Jaime’s sword hand.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): David Benioff.
- Writer(s): David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
- Release Date: 14 April 2013.
- Running time: 50-60 minutes (approximate, per episode).
- Rating: 15/18 (depends on season).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.