Game of Thrones season seven is so close we can taste the ice and fire, and HBO is sharing a slow trickle of info about the new installment of their mega-hit epic fantasy series.
HBO, as protective as ever of their flagship show, will not provide advance screeners of the new season to critics, nor will they share the details of any season seven episodes past the third—at least not yet. But what they’ve provided today is sure to intrigue fans aplenty.
Per EW, the titles, synopses and writer/director credits for the first three episodes are as follows:
Episode #61: “Dragonstone” (July 16)
Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home.
Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
Episode #62: “Stormborn” (July 23)
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros.
Written for television by Bryan Cogman; directed by Mark Mylod.
Episode #63: “The Queen’s Justice” (July 30)
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes.
Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.
Plenty for dedicated Thrones viewers to pick apart there. Commence prognostication, people.
Game of Thrones returns July 16. Revisit trailers for the new season here and here, season seven episode length details here and a GoT theory that just might break your brain here.