“Game of Thrones” obsessives, the wait will soon be over. “Game of Thrones” agnostics and/or nonbelivers, the suffering will soon be over. The HBO drama returns for its sixth season this Sunday, with hype and anticipation as high as they’ve ever been. Exact plot details have been closely guarded in the leadup to the premiere — in a break from custom, television critics haven’t been given access to screeners — but we do now have nine new photos to pore over.
Sansa Stark, Theon Greyjoy, Cersei Lannister, Arya Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Doran Martell, Ellaria Sand and Ramsay Bolton all feature in the new images from the first episode of season six, which you’ll be able to see in motion form in just a few short days. There isn’t much new in the stills, per se, but there is confirmation: Arya is indeed blind, Sansa and Theon are still on the run from the Boltons and Doran will be none too pleased when he learns what Ellaria has done to Cersei’s daughter Myrcella.
Not pictured: the weird Franken-Mountain whom Cersei is presumably using as her new bodyguard/lead officer in the coming war with the Faith Militant. See all the new photos below.
For even more “Thrones” hype, watch the latest trailer for season six: