For lots of people, Sunday nights mean one thing: great TV. And tonight is huge for HBO–the Game of Thrones Season 3 premiere is here, and major buzz has been swirling leading up to the 9 pm ET start time. In addition to the new trailer, HBO has released five mini sneak previews of what’s to come in Season 3 of Game of Thrones. If you time them all correctly, they’ll lead you right into tonight’s Game of Thrones Season 3 premiere. Check out the videos as well as photos from Season 3 below.
HBO has been screening the premiere in several cities; on Thursday night, a select group of lucky Game of Thrones fans in Boston were treated to a special showing at the Revere Hotel, complete with an appearance by Maisie Williams, who plays Arya Stark on the show. If you couldn’t attend the exclusive event, you can still get a taste of what’s to come tonight in order to re-immerse yourself in the world of Westeros. Find the rest of the sneak previews here.
***Warning: Spoilers below***
Game of Thrones Season 2 left off with each character spread out in different struggles around Westeros: Jon Snow has been ordered to kill Qhorin Halfhand, imprisoned by the wildings, by Halfhand himself; Daenerys Targaryen has just escaped imprisonment in the House of the Undying in Qarth, aided by her dragons; Sansa Stark is no longer engaged to King Joffrey, but her safety in King’s Landing is jeopardized; and Tyrion Lannister escaped death but has been betrayed by his father, the new Hand to the King. If your memory is failing and your head spinning, check out this Season 2 recap video, provided by HBO, so everything will be fresh in your mind for tonight’s premiere.
And if you’re really behind, or are being sucked into watching by a significant other, check out The Daily Beast’s guide Game of Thrones for Dummies. Or get festive while drinking through the hour-long premiere by tracking down a case of Ommegang’s Game-inspired Iron Throne Limited Edition beer. Ommegang partnered with HBO to craft this brew, so you know it’s legit. Unfortunately, the supply is low and demand is high, but Boston redditors are working hard to find a case of the ale fit for King’s Landing.