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'Game of Thrones': HBO reveals new season 3 characters

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(Read caption) 'Game of Thrones' will be adding several more characters for its third season.

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HBO is treating fans of the Emmy-winning drama Game of Thrones with some tantalizing new details on the upcoming third season, which begins production this month. The network has released info on new characters and cast that will appear this season – as well as the addition of a brand new filming location.

In addition to Dubrovnik, Croatia, the series will be adding Morocco to the list of filming locations, and will continue to film scenes set north of the Wall in Iceland, on the Vatnajökull glacier. Game of Thrones’ key production hub will remain in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and will again receive support from the Northern Ireland Screen fund.

Consisting of ten episodes, season three will be adapted from parts of A Storm of Swords, the third of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels written by George R. R. Martin. Fans of the novels will notice that some characters long overdue will be making their first appearance next year:


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