Fans of the HBO hit series Game of Thrones will finally get to meet the King Beyond the Wall in Season 3. Ciarán Hinds has joined the cast as Mance Rayder, a character mentioned by name several times in Season 2.

The Wildling leader has brought together the clans who dwell in the Far North for a single mission to attack the Wall, guarded by the Night's Watch. In the Season 2 finale, Night's Watchman Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was being taken to meet Mance Rayder, a meeting which will undoubtedly take place in the Season 3 premiere next year.

Last month, HBO announced 14 new cast members starring in Season 3, with the most notable addition being Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell a.k.a. The Queen of Thorns. You can CLICK HERE to watch the featurette that debuted at Comic-Con, introducing these Season 3 stars.

Game of Thrones Season 3 is currently shooting in Belfast, Ireland, which coincidentally is Ciarán Hinds' hometown. HBO has not announced when the upcoming season will debut yet.