New ‘Game Of Thrones’ season three trailer appears online – watch

The hit fantasy series returns to Sky Atlantic on April 1

A new trailer for season three of Game Of Thrones has been released. Scroll down and click ‘play’ to watch it.

The action-packed teaser whets the appetite nicely for the return of the hit fantasy series. “Seven kingdoms united in fear of Tywin Lannister,” says Peter Dinklage‘s character Tyrion Lannister ominously.

Season three of the acclaimed HBO show is set to begin on March 31 in the US and April 1 in the UK, where it airs on Sky Atlantic. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have previously revealed the new season will feature slightly longer episodes than in the past.

Alongside Dinklage, the show’s vast ensemble cast includes Mackenzie Crook, Paul Kaye, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen and Kit Harington. Guest stars during season three will include Coldplay‘s Will Champion, confirmed to be playing a drummer, and Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol, whose role is unknown.

Meanwhile, actor Charles Dance – who plays Tywin Lannister in the hit series – has accidentally confirmed that season four of the show is already in the works.