1st tantalizing Game of Thrones S3 footage introduces new characters

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Jan 14, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

HBO has finally released the first footage from Game of Thrones' highly anticipated upcoming third season with this tantalizing "In Production" video featurette. What can we say about it other than: Seven hells! This is one bloody exciting first look into season three—so we guess "Winter is Coming" for real now, right?

The new glimpse at season three provides us with our first official look into the new season and some of its newest characters. It features cool interviews with the creators as well as with some of the cast members and much, much more!

So, without further ado, take a look at the exciting Game of Thrones: In Production video and remember—spoilers!:

What did you guys think of our first look at Jojen (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) and Meera (Ellie Kendrick) Reed, Mance Rayder (Ciaran Hinds), the Queen of Thorns (Dame Diana Rigg), and Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) amongst others?

Game of Thrones season three will return to HBO on March 31, 2013. Are you ready for the awesomeness to unfurl on your TV screens?

(via HBO Game of Thrones)