After a ridiculously sparse teaser trailer just a few weeks ago, we’ve finally gotten our first glimpse at Season 3 of Game of Thrones — and from the looks of things, it’s going to be at least as epic as usual, and perhaps even more so. “This is the season [we’ve] been anticipating from the very beginning,” Executive Producer/writer David Benioff tells us. “The game’s been upped,” says Emilia Clarke, aka Daenerys. It sure looks that way: the scenery is gorgeous, new characters abound, and for those of you who have read the books, this may just be the season for that dreaded scene we’ve all been thinking about. March 31st, 2013 has never seemed further away. Watch the production video after the jump, and let us know whether you’re excited or totally over it in the comments.