By James Hibberd
Updated March 18, 2013 at 02:16 PM EDT

Sure, we just posted a Game of Thrones trailer yesterday, but now there’s this one: The most action-packed season 3 preview yet. There’s sword fights with flaming swords, armies, ice climbing, smooching, and some new dragon footage. In fact, if you haven’t read George R.R. Martin’s books and already plan to watch season 3, you might want to skip this one since it’s pretty spoilery.


12. Lena Headey on Cersei’s season 3 fears

11. ‘Game of Thrones’ producers on casting Mance Rayder, Lady Olenna

10. Jack Gleeson on Joffrey’s season 3 romance

9. Maisie Williams talks Arya’s season 3 adventures

8. Richard Madden teases Robb Stark’s season 3

7. Sophie Turner on fans bashing Sansa

6. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau talks Jaime’s season 3 struggle

5. How ‘Game of Thrones’ conquered Kit Harington’s injury to keep Jon Snow fighting

4. ‘Game of Thrones’ producers on season 3 dragons: They’re not cute anymore

3. EW Cover: ‘Game of Thrones’ wildest season yet! Jon + Dany, an ice and fire pairing

2. Rose Leslie: You know nothing about Ygritte’s catchphrase

1: Gwendoline Christie on being ‘too pretty’ to play Brienne


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THRONES NEWS!: EW is rolling out 17 Game of Thrones stories with exclusive behind-the-scenes content, largely drawn for our Northern Ireland set visit last fall. EW’s Thrones countdown will feature a new Game of Thrones story (#EWThrones hashtag) with original (non-spoiler) interviews in the Inside TV blog leading up to the March 31 season three premiere. After that, we’ll have recaps (see the recaps for the first two seasons here) and interviews after each episode airs. Follow me on Twitter @james_hibberd for Game of Thrones news and bookmark our Thrones hub here.