The First Photos From Game Of Thrones Season 7: What We Think It All Means

HBO dropped a real treat in our laps today, with a bundle of pics from the upcoming seventh season of Game of Thrones.

The pictures show our favourite characters (including all the remaining Stark siblings) scattered throughout Westeros, and are a tantalising hint of what’s to come. Being the fans that we are, we think there’s a lot to be gleaned from each picture!

Hint: it’s all in the clothes. Sort of. The one thing that jumped out at us is how every single person is decked out in long-sleeved cold-weather clothes. Does this mean that winter is really coming?

Slight spoilers and speculation for season 7 abound.

Season 7 is going to be a season of queens and we are beyond pumped.

Our first queen is Queen Cersei, who is looking very comfortable upon her Iron Throne. Her twin brother Jaime is still by her side… for now, at least.

She’s not quite Queen of the North (that honour belongs to her brother Jon) but hot damn, Sansa is looking positively queenly! Finally home in Winterfell, she looks regal, powerful, and completely in control over Littlefinger. We can’t wait to see what they get up to.

We last saw our third Queen/Khaleesi and Mother of Dragons Dany sailing across the Narrow Sea to claim her throne in Westeros. From this photo, it looks like she’s made it to solid land, though we wonder what’s got her looking so concerned.

That sure looks like King’s Landing! Dany’s arrived, with her team of advisors that includes Tyrion, Varys, Grey Worm, and Missandei. They all look a little cold and miserable.

Like Cersei, she’s also sporting some seriously structured clothes with the same strong shoulders.

Jon is probably ruling up in Winterfell, in a furcoat that makes him look more and more like Ned.

The youngest Stark sibling Arya is also decked out in warm-looking clothes. She’s clearly off Braavos, and we think she’s might be making her way back to Winterfell.

Bran is still in the winter wildlands North of the Wall, albeit without Hodor. :(

The hottest character in Game of Thrones since the deeply unfortunate demise of the gorgeous Tywin Lannister, Ser Davos looks like he’s probably going to play a strong advisory role in the new Winterfell administration.

We’d like to petition to add a fourth queen to the list, because the pint-sized powerhouse Lady Lyanna Mormont is back to kick every ass in Westeros.

Sam and Gilly are safe and comfortable in the Citadel, and it looks like Gilly’s even learning how to read!

Back to Winterfell, Tormund is still making eyes at Brienne. Very good, Tormund.

Tyrion is proudly wearing his Hand of the Queen pin.

Missandei’s three-headed dragon pin is the coolest. We love the high collar and leather detailing as well. It sure looks cold wherever they are– this is the most covered up we’ve seen Missandei.

Even Varys has added fur lining to his clothes.

Finally, Sandor “The Hound” Clegane appears to have joined the Brotherhood Without Banners.

Game of Thrones Season 7 will premier worldwide on 16 July 2017. All photos by Helen Sloan/HBO.