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'Game Of Thrones' Season 3 Premieres March 31 — With 14 New Faces

Mon, July 16, 2012 9:52am EDT by Andy Swift 1 Comment

Watch the new video from Comic-Con, introducing all of Westeros’ new players!

As if there weren’t already too many characters to keep track of on Game of Thrones, 14 new additions to the cast were announced this weekend at the show’s Comic-Con panel, along with the third season’s official premiere date: March 31! But rather than focus on the depressing news — I remain in denial that we have to wait nearly an entire year — let’s focus on all the newbies coming to Westeros in 2013.

Here’s a quick run down of who’s playing who:

Clive Russell — Bryndon “The Blackfish” Tully

Kerry Ingram — Shireen Baratheon

Tara Fitzgerald — Selyse Baratheon

Paul Kaye — Thoros of Myr

Diana Rigg — Olenna Tyrell, the Queen of Thorns

Thomas Brodie-Sangster — Jojen Reed

Ellie Kendirck — Meera Reed

Richard Dormer — Beric Dondarrion

Nathalie Emannuel — Missandei

Tobias Menzies — Edmure Tully

Anton Lesser — Qyburn

Philip McGinley — Anguy

Kristofer Hivju — Tormund Giantsbane

Mackenzie Crook — Orell

And because HBO is so good to its fans, here’s a video introducing everyone:

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Which character(s) are you most excited to see in Westeros? Drop a comment with all your thoughts and theories for season three!

— Andy Swift

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