The third season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones premiered in the United States on HBO on March 31, 2013, and concluded on June 9, 2013, consisting of 10 episodes. HBO renewed the series for a third season on April 10, 2012, nine days after the second season’s premiere. Production began in July 2012.
Like the other seasons, the third season consists of ten episodes. It is based roughly on the first half of A Storm of Swords (the third of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin, of which the series is an adaptation)