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.
Theon’s “rescuer” betrays him, returning him to the prison for more torture.
After a failed escape attempt, Jaime believes that he is lost without his sword hand; Brienne urges him to be hopeful.
Varys tells Tyrion how he became a eunuch, then shows him the magician who castrated him is now his captive. He advises Tyrion to be patient for vengeance.
At Craster’s keep, the surviving Night’s Watchmen, starving, come into conflict with their host. Craster and Mormont are slain in the struggle, and Sam flees with Gilly and her new-born son.
Arya and Gendry are taken to the secret cave of the Brotherhood, meeting their leader, Dondarrion, who later sentences Sandor to trial by combat with him.
Margaery proposes marriage between Sansa and Loras, which Sansa finds agreeable.
Daenerys meets with slaver Kraznys to trade one dragon for the Unsullied army. Once the deal is struck, she commands the Unsullied to kill the slave masters, and has her dragon burn Kraznys; she frees the Unsullied, who willingly follow her.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Alex Graves.
- Writer(s): David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
- Release Date: 21 April 2013.
- Running time: 50-60 minutes (approximate, per episode).
- Rating: 15/18 (depends on season).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.