It may be summer, but winter is coming back in full force next month when the seventh season of Game of Thrones (Sundays at 9 p.m. ET, starting July 16 on HBO Canada) finally debuts. And judging by where things left off, we’re all biting our nails wondering what this show is going to pull off next.
While this upcoming instalment is the second-to-last in the entire series, we’re already expecting at least one fan-favourite character to die, someone else to make a claim to the throne, and the creepy white walkers to make an epic entrance at some point. And that’s just by midseason.
Sure, sure — everything is being held tightly under wraps for now, but thanks to a slew of network photos that have now been released, we can at least speculate about what happens next.
Here are a bunch of new ‘Game of Thrones’ photos to get you psyched about season 7
The Northern CouncilNow this is one bad-ass bunch.Bell Media
The Onion KnightAt least someone from Stannis's camp was able to move on up.Bell Media
Lyanna Mormont ReturnsOh hells yes. We can't wait to see whose butt she whips into shape this year.Bell Media
Dark and TwistyRemember when Sansa just dreamed of becoming a princess? Who knew one day she'd be Queen of the North.Bell Media
Creepy LittlefingerUgh, even the way he stands next to Sansa gives us the creeps. What are you plotting now, buddy?Bell Media
Behind-the-ScenesObviously this dude does not belong in Westeros... but we're happy to see Arya back. Bell Media
Happy ReturnsThe Hound is on a mission and we feel sorry for whatever prey he's sniffing out.Bell Media
Harsh TravelsIn Westeros, you can never trust a dude with one eye... especially one that travels with The Hound.Bell Media
Heavy is the Head...This is a terrifying image for so, so many reasons. Bell Media
Caught One-HandedHow will Jamie serve his twisted sister this season? We're almost too scared to find out.Bell Media
Sibling Love"What are we going to do today, Brain?"
"Take over the world."Bell Media
Tormund ReturnsHe's ba-ack! Now if only his unrequited love with Brienne could return too...Bell Media
The Love ConnectionWe spoke too soon! There they are, in all their glory.Bell Media
Oh, PodrickWhat are you up to now, buddy? Bell Media
Snug As a BugThis is the only way to travel through a crazy winter snowstorm, if you ask us.Bell Media
Girl PowerMeera has to have incredible arm strength by now. Bell Media
Very StudiousWhat could these two possibly be studying up on? White Walkers and how to kill them, we hope.Bell Media
Sam I AmEither Sam just discovered something great in his book, or he realized something is about to go horribly wrong.Bell Media
Sam the... Butcher?Okay is that blood or ink on Sam's shirt? Either way, it does not look good on him.Bell Media
Squad GoalsLet's pray that all of these people are safe in the near future, because they're kind of all our favourite.Bell Media
What, Me Worry?Yeah we're not digging this troubled look. Why so serious, Daenerys?Bell Media
Hand of the KingOr we suppose that's Queen now. Either way, we love that Tyrion is still wearing it.Bell Media
He Who Dares To EnterYeah we don't like the looks of this place at all.Bell Media
A Little Sacrifice?Um, is D making a sacrifice or calling her dragons? It's pretty hard to tell right about now.Bell Media
Game of Thrones returns July 16 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Canada.