Thursday, December 20, 2012
Season 3 of the HBO television series Game of Thrones will start on March 31, 2013. The third season is based on A Storm of Swords, one of the better books in the George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series.
Early word about Season 3 is that it will be 10 episodes long, but that each episode will be slightly longer than usual, closer to 56 or 57 minutes instead of the typical 50 or 52 minutes. Apparently, contractually, the producers need to get special permission to have episodes longer than 60 minutes, which they requested and received for the 1st season pilot and the 2nd season finale.