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.
In King’s Landing, Tywin coerces Olenna into an agreement to marry Cersei to Loras. Cersei admits to Tyrion that Joffrey tried to have him killed during the siege. Tyrion informs Shae and Sansa about his and Sansa’s upcoming marriage.
Littlefinger tells Varys that he discovered Ros was Varys’ informant and that Joffrey killed her.
In the Riverlands, Melisandre buys Gendry from the Brotherhood, and foretells Arya that she will kill many people with brown eyes, green eyes, and blue eyes; she promises they will meet again.
After Robb marries Talisa, he strikes a new agreement with Walder Frey by giving him Harrenhal and having his uncle Edmure to marry a Frey daughter or granddaughter.
Roose Bolton plans to send Jaime to King’s Landing, but refuses to allow Brienne to accompany him.
At an unknown location, the mysterious man continues torturing Theon.
In the North, tension arises between Osha and Meera.
Beyond the Wall, Sam continues his flight with Gilly, while Jon and Ygritte scale the Wall with two other Wildlings.
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Alik Sakharov.
- Writer(s): David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
- Release Date: 05 May 2013.
- Running time: 50-60 minutes (approximate, per episode).
- Rating: 15/18 (depends on season).
- Country: US.
- Language: English.