Keeping up the hype machine for the delayed season of ‘Game of Thrones‘ is no easy task, but it seems like HBO is more than up to the job, what with all of the promos and photos they have been releasing in the past few months. This week they have released ten new photos from the upcoming season (some behind the scenes, some not), that feature characters old and new, including one returning character we have not seen for a few seasons who could have a very big part to play in the upcoming season.
The man in question is Beric Dondarrion, leader of the Brotherhood Without Banners, who has been brought back to life many times (in a manner similar to how Jon Snow himself was brought back to life), and his return to the series could mean he will be joining forces with fellow death-shirker Jon Snow, or at least giving him some advice about dealing with the gifts of the Lord of Light, and the priests and priestesses who give those gifts.
Also featured in the photos are shots of Dani at Dragonstone, Dani posed with Tyrion and Greyworm, photos of Davos and Tormund (who I imagine will be a part of the Jon Snow’s ruling council this season) a few images of Cersei and Jaime who clearly will be spending more time together this season dealing with the death of their daughter and figuring out how they are going to survive the forces of Daenerys landing in Westeros, and many shots of Starks, including Arya, whose behind the scenes photo might be hinting at her return to Winterfell. Check out all of the photos for yourself and feel free to share any thoughts you might have (and any theories!) in the comments section below!
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