By James Hibberd
Updated January 11, 2013 at 07:00 PM EST

Two Game of Thrones items for you today. First is HBO’s new teaser trailer. This has no new footage. Having read Storm of Swords a couple times I don’t really understand why the teaser would draw a parallel to our world, it sort of suggests to casual viewers that there’s some Fringe-like portal being opened up (I suppose it’s simply trying to say what the title cards suggest — that the world of Westeros is returning to our world via the launch of the new season, but you would think the tease would be more S3 specific). Nice use of “The Rains of Castamere”; book fans will get that hint (a lion still has claws, indeed). After the video, we have the writer and director lineup for the third season.

Here’s the teaser:

Here’s the lineup:


301 David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Dan Minahan

302 Vanessa Taylor Dan Minahan

303 David Benioff & D.B. Weiss David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

304 David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Alex Graves

305 Bryan Cogman Alex Graves

306 David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Alik Sakharov

307 George R.R. Martin Michelle MacLaren

308 David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Michelle MacLaren

309 David Benioff & D.B. Weiss David Nutter

310 David Benioff & D.B. Weiss David Nutter

No episode titles yet. Showrunners Benioff and Weiss save writing the titles for the very last step when working on an episode. And notice the duo directed one of the hours this season.

Episode Recaps

Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

  • TV Show
  • 8
  • 73
  • TV-MA
  • David Benioff
  • D.B. Weiss
  • HBO
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