'Game of Thrones' debuts a new season 3 trailer

'Game of Thrones' returns for its third season March 31.

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'Game of Thrones' stars Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen.

Game of Thrones” fans got new insight into the series' third season with a minute-long trailer that showed many of the program’s main characters.

HBO's “Game of Thrones” TV series is adapted from the "Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin.

The trailer begins with a character saying in voiceover, “It’s been a long time, my old friend” as Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) walks into a room. It then cuts to a man with red hair and a beard climbing a wall (is it the Wall, which separates the country of Westeros from the wild country beyond?). Then a figure that looks like Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance), who is both the Hand of the King and the grandfather of the current monarch, enters the throne room on his way to see his grandson, King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson).

“Death is coming for everyone and everything,” another character then says in voiceover, as shots appear of Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) firing an arrow, Robb Stark (Richard Madden) and his mother Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) surveying the aftermath of a battle, and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) walking.

The trailer also shows Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in the middle of an army and Catelyn telling someone, “Show them how it feels to lose what they love.”

It also offers a glimpse of previously unseen character Mance Rayder (Ciarán Hinds), known as the King-Beyond-The-Wall, who shouts, “I’m going to light the biggest fire the North has ever seen!”

Later, Joffrey tells his grandfather and uncle, Tyrion, “Everyone is mine to torment” while Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen), sidekick to Daenerys, says, “There’s a beast in every man and it stirs when you put a sword in his hand.” 

Other shots include Jon Snow kissing someone (wildling Ygritte, perhaps?) and a dragon, presumably one of Daenerys’ fully grown, flying to a ship.

“The revenge you want will be yours in time,” a character says in voiceover at the end of the preview as the faces of Robb, Tyrion, Robb’s sister Arya, Jaime, and Jaime’s sister Cersei are shown.

The song “Bones” by the duo MS MR plays over the preview.

Check out the full trailer.

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