Well, this is a surprise: the season 3 trailer for Game of Thrones will get its world premiere on Jimmy Kimmel Live this Friday, with it going up on Youtube immediately after the East Coast airing. Here’s the press release, straight from HBO:
WORLD PREMIERE OF HBOÂ® GAME OF THRONESÂ® SEASON 3 TRAILER ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22
â`“ Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m./ 10:35 p.m. CT on ABC â`“
New York, N.Y., February 21, 2013 â`“ The Season 3 trailer of HBO’s Game of Thrones makes its exclusive world premiere on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC) on Friday, February 22nd. A big fan of the series, Kimmel kicks off the countdown to the new season premiere on Sunday, March 31 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO, with the all-new 60-second trailer that will offer a first look at the action and treachery that continues in the visually stunning series that has become a pop culture phenomenon.
Stated Kimmel, “I am so excited about this trailer, even I might watch my show.”
The trailer will be posted to the Game of Thrones YouTube channel immediately following its east coast debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. http://www.youtube.com/gameofthrones.
Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the EmmyÂ®- and Golden GlobeÂ®-winning fantasy series Games of Thrones chronicles an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom. Beginning on March 31st, Games of Thrones will air on HBO on Sunday nights at 9:00p.m. ET/PT.
Very exciting… although that means some extraordinarily late hours here at Westeros.org. Don’t think we’ll be screen-capping that one same-day.