The first promo for the new season of Game of Thrones is here, and kings and queens and guillotines are ready to take some lives. Only stop, it’s Winter Time.

Game of Thrones comes back this summer with its penultimate season, and our three major players are set to make their next move. Queen Cersei has taken over the Seven Kingdoms, but Jon Snow is poised to reclaim the North, and Daenerys has creeped into Westeros and staked her claim on Dragonstone, the former Targaryen throne. But these power plays won’t mean shit when the White Walkers come barging in. This season is setting up to be something truly special.

Game of Thrones returns July 16.

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