If you’re starved for epic settings, intricate plotting, two faced characters or Peter Dinklage, then Game of Thrones is the show for you. With the excellent Blackwater episode that aired this past Sunday, Game of Thrones is more than proving that it’s one of the top television shows on air. Sunday is the finale of Season 2, but HBO knows the Game of Thrones fanboys (Ravens? Fannisters? Starkettes?) want to see which of their favorite characters from the books will show up. The producers recently sat down EW and laid out their plans to introduce 12 new characters from the books into season three. Check out the list after the jump!
Mance Rayder: A former member of the Night’s Watch who became the “King Beyond the Wall,” the leader of the Wildlings.
Daario Naharis: A confident and seductive warrior.
Jojen Reed; Meera Reed: A teenage brother and sister duo with special insights.
Edmure Tully: A brash young member of the Tully family.
Ser Brynden Tully (The Blackfish): Catelyn Stark’s uncle.
Lady Selyse Florent: Stannis Baratheon’s wife.
Shireen: Stannis’ daughter.
Olenna Redwyne (The Queen of Thorns): Margaery Tyrell’s sharp-witted grandmother.
Beric Dondarrion: A skilled knight who is the leader of the outlaw group Brotherhood Without Banners.
Thoros of Myr: A red priest who follows the same religion as Melisandre.
Tormund Giantsbane: A Wildling raider.