Game Of Thrones Season Three Characters Revealed

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Though the second season of Game of Thrones just finished up a few weeks ago, E! already has some tantalizing new details for us on Game of Thrones season 3.

As the cast and crew ramp up to begin production this month, HBO has released information on some of the new characters that we’ll be meeting this season.

Set to be based on the novel A Storm of Swords, the third book in George R.R. Martin‘s series, it looks like we’re going to be treated to a whole slew of new characters, including some that fans have been waiting a long time to see on screen.

Check out the list below, courtesy to Screen Rant.

Ser Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully: Catelyn’s Stark’s uncle.

Edmure Tully: A brash young member of the Tully family.

Mance Rayder: The former member of the Night’s Watch who became the leader of the Wildlings and “King Beyond the Wall”.

Daario Naharis: A confident and seductive warrior.

Myranda Royce: A young lady who lives in a great castle called The Gates of the Moon

Jojen Reed and Meera Reed: A teenage Crannogman brother and sister duo said to have “special insights”. They are the children of Stark bannerman, Howland Reed.

Lady Selyse Florent: Stannis Baratheon’s wife.

Shireen: Stannis’ young daughter.

Olenna Redwyne (The Queen of Thorns): Margaery Tyrell’s sharp-witted grandmother.

Beric Dondarrion: A skilled knight who is the leader of the outlaw group called Brotherhood Without Banners.

Thoros of Myr: A red priest who follows the same religion as Melisandre.

Tormund Giantsbane: A Wildling raider.

As for casting, all we know right now is that Clive Russell will play Black Fish, Charlotte Hope will portray Myranda and Kerry Ingram will be Shireen.

Having never read the novels, I can’t exactly say I’m familiar with any of the above mentioned characters. That being said, I am worried. As it is the show already has an extraordinary amount of characters, most of whom still have plotlines that are wide open.

Adding even more faces into the mix may mean that some characters may find themselves with less screen time, as the focus shifts from the old storylines to the new ones.

It also means that there will be less time to give each character their own, well thought out and well fleshed storyline. We saw this happen a bit in season 2 with characters like Daenerys Targaryen and I fear we may see it continue in season three. As it is I think the writers struggled to give everyone a fair amount of time for their story to be told.

What do you think? Are showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff going to be able to juggle all of the character and storylines?

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  1. isthaelsays:

    I must say I agree with the difficulty that seems apparent in juggling characters in season 2.  I would hope that many of these characters are introduced to flesh out or give more flavor than add more story plots.  I myself am at a disadvantage in not reading the books as well.  All in all I still have to say it’s a great show even for one as myself being more into high fantasy.

  2. trixieganemsays:

    I’ve read the books. Many if not all of these characters are integral to the story – without them, some current characters story lines would cease to exist. The Tully’s are obviously important to Robb Starks – Dondarrion was in Season 1 briefly when Ned Stark sent him out to find the Mountain – Ser Gregor Clegane. Myranda Royce and Olenna Redwyne to Sansa. Mance Rayder and Tormund Giantsbane to Jon Snow.  Daario Naharis to Daenerys. And the list goes on.

  3. BrickHousesays:

    While I agree that season 2 left much less time for each individual character to be fleshed out, putting these characters you have mentioned into the story is unfortanately absolutely necessary. As a reader of the books and a fan of both the books and the show I can tell you with great confidance that every single character that is posted above is absolutely essential in season 3. The good news is these new characters all intertwine nicely with pre-existing characters, and most don’t have their own private storyline sp it shouldn’t detract from screen time with other characters you know and care about.
    It must be a huge undertaking to write the scripts for this show since there are literally hundreds of main characters by the end. They will have to keep making big decisions and im sure hundreds of re-writes to keep everyones story intact and fascinating.

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