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    23 Reasons To Get Excited About "Game Of Thrones" Season 3

    Dark wings, dark words. HBO released a whole host of character posters ahead of the March 31 premiere.

    New Faces!

    Including:

    1. Clive Russell as Brynden "The Blackfish" Tully.

    2. Diana Rigg as The Queen of Thorns, Olenna Tyrell.

    3. Ciaran Hinds as Mance Rayder.

    4. Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed.

    5. Thomas Brodie as Jojen Reed.

    6. Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion.

    7. Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr.

    Old Faces Return!

    Including:

    8. Gwendoline Christie as the wonderful Brienne of Tarth.

    9. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau returns as Jaime Lannister.

    10. Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark.

    11. Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister.

    12. Lena Headey returns as Cersei Lannister.

    13. Peter Dinklage returns as Tyrion Lannister.

    14. Richard Madden and Oona Chaplin return as Robb Stark and Jeyne Westerling.

    15. Emilia Clarke returns as Daenerys Targaryen.

    16. Natalie Dormer and Jack Gleeson return as King Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell.

    17. Michelle Fairley returns as Catelyn Stark.

    18. Carice van Houten returns as Melisandre.

    19. Stephen Dillane returns as Stannis Baratheon.

    20. Rose Leslie returns as Ygritte.

    21. Kit Harington returns as Jon Snow.

    22. Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.

    23. Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark.

    Still waiting on photos of:

    - Alfie Allen / Theon Greyjoy

    - Iain Glen / Jorah Mormont

    - Aidan Gillen / Petyr Baelish

    - Jerome Flynn / Bronn

    - Conleth Hill / Lord Varys

    - Rory McCann / Sandor Clegane

    - John Bradley / Samwell Tarly

    - Kristian Naim / HODOR

    - Sibel Kekilli / Shae

    - Natalia Tena / Osha

    - Joe Dempsie / Gendry

    - Finn Jones / Loras Tyrell

    - Gemma Whelan / Yara Greyjoy

    And of course, the always forgotten:

    - Art Parkinson / Rickon Stark