9 behind-the-scenes Thrones S3 pics tease return of S1 character

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Dec 17, 2012

Shooting for the third season of HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thrones has now moved to Morocco, which is standing in for Slaver's Bay, and we've got the first cool pics on location of everyone's favorite Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). *Spoilers Ahead*

The pics below come courtesy of two locals. The first is Mohamed Amine Lakaab from Essaouira, Morocco and the second one is Juego de Tronos.

The new hot pics not only feature Clarke back as Daenerys (in a stunning new blue gown no less), but also Iain Glen, who's back as her faithful Bear and knight, Ser Jorah Mormont.

We also have a first look at Kraznys, played by Dan Hildebrand. That's the guy all dressed in yellow and green with a shaved head and a goatee.

Also—why is Ser Meryn Trant (Ian Beattie) there? Our guess is that they'll use part of the location to stand in as King's Landing.

Now for the thrilling bit. If you guys look closely at pic number four, right there in the background, you'll see Ser Barristan Selmy, played by Ian McElhinney, who was last seen in season one. Besides him is Nathalie Emmanuel who plays Missandei. It's pretty awesome to see him back, don't you think?

So are you guys happy to see the return of good ol' Ser Barristan Selmy?

(via Comic Book Movie and Winteriscoming)