The Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning HBO Original Series Game of Thrones approaches the final stages of its third season with a shocking penultimate episode—"The Rains of Castamere"—premiering Saturday, June 22, at 9pm exclusively on HBO and HBO HD. The season finale, "Mhysa," airs the same time the following week on June 29.
In the wildly anticipated and intensely shocking episode, "The Rains Of Castamere," Robb Stark presents himself to Walder Frey and Edmure Tully meets his bride. Meanwhile, Jon Snow faces his harshest test yet and Bran Stark discovers a new gift. Tensions run deep in Daenerys Targaryens’s camp as Daario Naharis and Jorah Mormont debate on how to take Yunkai. And finally, House Frey joins with House Tully.
The season finale, titled "Myhsa," wraps with Joffrey challenging Tywin. Bran tells a ghost story. In Dragonstone, mercy comes from strange quarters, and Daenerys waits to see if she is a conqueror or a liberator.
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones is an epic story of honor, ambition, love, and betrayal, set against the backdrop of the continent of Westeros.
The cast of Game of Thrones this season include: Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon).
Additional regulars this season include: Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane), Conleth Hill (Varys), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), James Cosmo (Commander Jeor Mormont), Stephen Dillane (Stannis Baratheon), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Sibel Kekilli (Shae), Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell).
Recurring cast members on Game of Thrones this season include: Natalia Tena (Osha), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Oona Chaplin (Talisa Maegyr Stark), Julian Glover (Maester Pycelle), Kristian Nairn (Hodor), Finn Jones (Loras Tyrell), Esmé Bianco (Ros), Gemma Whelen (Yara Greyjoy), Hannah Murray (Gilly) and Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark).
New cast members for the third season include: Ciarán Hinds (Mance Rayder), Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell), Mackenzie Crook (Orell), Clive Russell (Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully), Nathalie Emannuel (Missandei), Kerry Ingram (Shireen Baratheon), Paul Kaye (Thoros of Myr), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed), Ellie Kendrick (Meera Reed), Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Philip McGinley (Anguy), Tara Fitzgerald (Selyse Baratheon), Tobias Menzies (Edmure Tully), Anton Lesser (Qyburn), Ian McElhinney (Barristan Selmy), Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton) and Noah Taylor (Locke).
Filmed in Northern Ireland, Croatia, Iceland and Morocco, season three of Game of Thrones is executive produced by David Benioff (Troy, 25th Hour), D.B. Weiss (the novel Lucky Wander Boy), Carolyn Strauss (Boardwalk Empire), Frank Doelger (John Adams) and Bernie Caulfield (Big Love). Co-executive producers: Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin, Vanessa Taylor. Produced by Chris Newman and Greg Spence.
In 2012, Game of Thrones received six Emmys®, tied for the most of any program, including Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series (tied with HBO’s Boardwalk Empire), Outstanding Costumes for a Series, Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.
Game of Thrones airs every Saturday at 9pm on HBO / HBO HD.