‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 poster teases return of the Night King

Game of Thrones” won’t be back on HBO till July 16 but the paycaster is already promoting the return of the reigning Emmy champ. It just released the first official poster for the seventh season of this epic series (watch above). Fans have been waiting almost a year for a look at what lies ahead for the warring factions.

We already knew from the first teaser trailer that Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) each approach the Iron Throne. After they took a seat in turn, we got a glimpse of the Night King. Now he features on the poster.

What does this all mean? While we will get some answers this summer in the seven episodes to air, the big questions likely won’t be resolved till the eighth and final season in 2018.

At the Emmy Awards last fall, “Game of Thrones” won Best Drama Series for the second year running and tied its record for most series victories in a single year (12), which brought it’s all-time haul to 38. That makes it the most awarded primetime series in Emmy Awards history.

However, as it won’t air any new episodes before the May 31 deadline, it will ineligible to contend at the upcoming Emmys. What show do you think will win Best Drama Series in its place?

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