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Just-released season 7 'Game of Thrones' photos have fans pumped

From Littlefinger's schemes to Tormund's wandering eyes, these stills offer our first peek at the penultimate season of HBO's hit fantasy drama.


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One of the anticipated plot lines for season 7 of 'Game of Thrones' is how Cersei Lannister will rule now that she controls the Iron Thrones.One of the anticipated plot lines for season 7 of 'Game of Thrones' is how Cersei Lannister will rule now that she controls the Iron Thrones.Photo: Game of Thrones
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While the first two teaser trailers for season 7 of 'Game of Thrones' were eagerly devoured by fans, many were disappointed in the complete lack of new footage to chew on. Would HBO hold tight the reins of secrecy or would they be benevolent in providing a peek at our favorite characters from Westeros?

Thankfully, the cable network appears to be expressing the latter, gifting its devoted subjects with a series of stills from the new season. While there's not a lot here to analyze in great detail, there does appear to be one clear theme running through each: Winter is here and everyone looks absolutely miserable.

That certainty aside, these new stills have only deepened the questions we have regarding season 7. Will Daenerys, played by British actress Emilia Clarke, finally take the Iron Throne? How will the mysterious red priestess Kinvara, played by Israeli actress Ania Bukstein, factor into the unfolding plot lines? And is Jon Snow, played by English actor Kit Harrington, truly the second coming of Azor Ahai?

Check out some of the stills released by HBO below.

The romance between Brienne Of Tarth And Tormund may be on the verge of blossoming...

Fans of the budding romance between Brienne Of Tarth And Tormund will apparently have much to discuss in Season 7 of 'Game of Thrones.'Fans of the budding romance between Brienne Of Tarth And Tormund will apparently have much to discuss in season 7 of 'Game of Thrones.' (Photo: Game of Thrones)

Littlefinger and Sansa Stark appear to be readying their own plans to take the Iron Throne.

What devious machinations does Littlefinger have in play for Season 7? Fans will have to wait until July 16th to find out. What devious machinations does Littlefinger have in play for season 7? Fans will have to wait until July 16 to find out. (Photo: Game of Thrones)

Speculation is rife that Daenerys Targaryen will use Dragonstone as her home base.

Will Daenerys and her army of dragons take the Iron Throne in Season 7? Will Daenerys and her army of dragons take the Iron Throne in season 7? (Photo: Game of Thrones)

Will Davos Seaworth, the moral compass of the series, help Jon Snow take the Iron Throne?

Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth in Season 7 of 'Game of Thrones.' Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth in season 7 of 'Game of Thrones.' (Photo: Game of Thrones)

Irish actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos, recently said in an interview that he's not entirely sure Jon Snow is the person who should take the Iron Throne.

“I think Jon Snow would be good, but he doesn’t strike me as someone who wants to," he said. "He’s had power thrust upon him. He never asked to be king, it was all the other people in the North who made him king and he has a responsibility to his people.”

Will Bran Stark become one of the major power players in season 7?

Bran Stark and Meera Reed appear to still be stuck beyond the wall in this scene from Season 7 of 'Game of Thrones.'Bran Stark and Meera Reed appear to still be stuck beyond the wall in this scene from season 7 of 'Game of Thrones.' (Photo: Game of Thrones)

The Hound and the Brotherhood Without Banners appear to be continuing their march of North.

Once thought dead, The Hound figures to make a big reappearance in Season 7 of 'Game of Thrones.' Once thought dead, The Hound figures to make a big reappearance in season 7. (Photo: Game of Thrones)

With the armor and heavy cloak, Jon Snow is looking more and more like the true heir to Team Stark.

Jon Snow in Season 7 of 'Game of Thrones.'Jon Snow, played by Kit Harrington. (Photo: Game of Thrones)

Lyanna Mormont, the Lady of Bear Island, remains a dark horse power figure to watch.

Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont in Season 7 of 'Game of Thrones.' Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont. (Photo: Game of Thrones)

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