‘Game of Thrones’ season 3 lands official premiere date overseas

Game of ThronesIf you have been waiting to see when a few certain White Walkers were going to arrive in the United Kingdom, we now have an answer for you: “Game of Thrones” season 3 will premiere on Sky Atlantic on April 1 at 9:00 p.m., and this is no joke.

All things considered, we really think that British viewers have it pretty lucky when it comes to this show. Many series take much longer to make it across the pond, and of course Americans are currently still in the process of spontaneously freaking out over the fact that we are just now receiving new episodes of “Downton Abbey” season 3 months after they did so in the United Kingdom.

If you are a dedicated fan of the George R.R. Martin books in which the hit series is based on, then you are probably more than a little bit aware already that season 3 will largely coincide with A Storm of Swords, which is the third book in the franchise. However, the book is also so massive that some of it will be included in the show’s fourth season, which we have to assume is going to happen unless some executives over at HBO find a way to completely and totally lose their minds.

The series filmed beginning over the summer primarily in Northern Ireland, but they did also take off to a number of other interesting locales, including such places as Iceland, Croatia, and even Morocco this year. Filming was concluded before the holidays, and now the show is strictly in post-production making sure that everything is ready to go for launch.

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