Thanks to Geek of the Round, we were able to get our vicarious thrills since ComicCon just wasn’t an option for us. Check out the panel with information on the now filming Season Three of Game of Thrones.
I may have to start killing some of these characters to make room for new ones. George R.R. Martin”
The biggest casting news came last, with the announcement that genre icon Diana Rigg would be signing on as Olenna Redwyne, the Queen of Thorns. Rigg is most widely known for her role as Emma Peel in the ’60s British TV series “The Avengers.”
Among the other new cast members highlighted via a short video montage were Mackenzie Crook (from the British iteration of “The Office” and the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies) as Orell, Clive Russell as Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully, Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon, Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion, Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jojen Reed and Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr.
The cast members who did make it to San Diego this year included only one returning performer from last year’s panel – Emilia Clarke. She was joined by Michelle Fairley, Alfie Allen, Rose Leslie, Richard Madden and series producer Carolyn Strauss. The rest of the cast is currently overseas where the third season is already in production. It is set to premiere March 31, 2013.