This time last year, we were well into enjoying the sixth season of Game of Thrones, but because winter is here, circumstances have forced us to wait a little while longer to see the next phase of the great game play out. Perhaps these will tide you over. We’ve got 15 – count ’em! – 15 brand new photos from the new season and what they lack in action they make for in the appearance of a group of people waiting for the action to commence. From Oldtown, to King’s Landing, to Winterfell, the only thing that’s certain is that the end is almost here.
So what potential developments can we divine from the pictures below? Well, it looks like Daenerys and her entourage have arrived at King’s Landing, which has got to make you wonder what the new Queen Cersei is going to thinking seeing her little brother as the Hand to the Queen that wants to take the Iron Throne. Cersei’s still seated upon it in one of the pictures, and Jaime still stands by her side, but you have to wonder how long is that going to last?
Elsewhere, the Hound is still in the mix, as is Littlefinger who still seems to think he has some sway over Sansa. Jon Snow looks downright contemplative, even through its Sam and Gilly that look like they’re doing the actual studying. Meera and Bran look like they’ve got a rough road home to Winterfell, and is Arya already there? Meanwhile, it looks like the fire still burns bright when it comes to Tormund and his esteem for Lady Brienne.
The full set of images is below for your perusing pleasure.
Game of Thrones season 7 debuts July 16 on HBO.