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13 things you need to know before Sunday's 'Game of Thrones' premiere

13 things you need to know before Sunday's 'Game of Thrones' premiere

Facebook/GameOfThronesPromotional banner for the penultimate season of HBO's hit epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones", premiering on Sunday, July 16. He might face some competition from his supposed half sister (but actual cousin) Sansa and her sneaky mentor, Littlefinger.

We still don't know the run times of the Season 7 episodes, but HBO did announce the titles for the first three episodes, along with some official premiere photos.

Here's a look at the best ways to watch Game of Thrones Seasons 7, including how you can get HBO for free and when the HBO Go and HBO Now episodes start.

Meanwhile Arya has departed Braavos with the ability to become a faceless assassin but will she put her "list" of targets on hold to help big brother/cousin Jon, or will she continue her murderous rampage round Westeros? Its streak is now one season longer than that of "The Walking Dead", which has declined in each of its past two seasons after peaking in Season 5.

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) was last seen sailing towards King's Landing with Tyrion Lannister, her army and dragons to reclaim her ancestral home.

Maybe all of Coster-Waldau's theories will come true and Brienne will ride in on a dragon and burn Jaime alive right after he kills Cersei.




Many fans are rooting for Daenerys to be the one who ultimately takes the Iron Throne, and with all the people who are now on her side, it seems like she has a good chance.

After Tommen killed himself in response, Cersei took the Iron Throne for herself. For fans who have always been hoping that the hot-and-cold chemistry between Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister would turn into anything more concrete, it doesn't seem likely. "It's getting colder", teases Rory McCann, aka The Hound. "But we don't know whether they're related". Both men haven't appeared since Season 3, but the Season 7 trailer shows them teaming up with Jon in the North.

We last saw him as we said goodbye to sweet Hodor, who gave his life to save the powerful boy.

Isaac Hempstead-Wright stars as the paralysed Warg Bran Stark dressed geeky wearing a black suit and thick-rimmed specs to the red carpet event. First it was Cersei, then Joffrey, then Ramsey Bolton.

4 'Winter is coming' has been the motto of House Stark for the past six series, but now the snow has finally descended on Westeros - bringing with it the White Walkers.