‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7: First Look Images Reveal Jon Snow, Sansa And Arya In S7

Christmas came early for Game of Thrones fans on Sunday night. Following the latest episode of HBO’s new hit Westworld, the premium cable network released a trailer for their upcoming slate of 2017 programming. Nestled in the promotional package was a brief glimpse at the highly anticipated, seventh season of Game of Thrones.

The trailer containing the footage has not been officially released online, but a crafty Game of Thrones fan did not let that stop them. They took pictures of their TV and posted them on Reddit.

Which Game of Thrones characters got their first official Season 7 close-up? Why none other than three of the Stark siblings. First up is Sansa (Sophie Turner) looking stately with Winterfell’s godswood in the background.

The picture marks the first official image of actress Sophie Turner in a full hair piece for the upcoming season. Up until now, Turner had been wearing her natural hair before opting for a wig in the penultimate season.

For those concerned her look would change, Sansa’s hair color remains the deep red it has always been, and the style remains similar to how she was wearing it towards the end of Season 6.

Seen next is erstwhile Stark sister, Arya. She appears on horseback wearing a wintry cloak of some sort. Is she within striking distance of Winterfell or has winter come to the region she is in?

Towards the end of Season 6, Arya had made her intentions to return to her family known. Before she continued her journey there, she made a quick pit stop for revenge at House Frey.

Lastly, Game of Thrones fans got their first official look at Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in Season 7. Jon appears much the way, Season 7 left him. He has his hair pulled back, into what one can assume is his now-signature man bun. All the while donning the cape, Sansa made for him in Season 6.

Jon appears to be listening to someone quite intently. Given the flowing locks of red hair that can be spotted near the pause symbol in the upper right-hand corner of the frame, we can surmise that person is Sansa. What are the Stark siblings discussing?

Warning: Game of Thrones Season 7 spoilers ahead.

Could Jon be telling Sansa that he is leaving Winterfell on a trip to meet Daenerys Targaryen? Is he telling Sansa that he is leaving her in charge of Winterfell while he is gone? Fans will have to wait and see.

What can be gleaned from this footage? For one, it is interesting that HBO chose the Stark siblings to be front and center for the first glimpse of Season 7. Could HBO be indicating that the Starks will be the primary focus of Season 7?

If so, where is their erstwhile little brother, Bran? In the Season 6 finale, Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) learned a long-kept secret — that Jon Snow is actually his biological cousin, the son of Ned Stark’s sister Lyanna. Jon’s father is presumed to be Rhaegar Targaryen.

Game of Thrones - Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) is not shown in first look at Season 7
[Image by Helen Sloan/HBO]

Also missing from the sneak peek is Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), his sister Cersei (Lena Headey), and the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke).

Stay tuned to find out if HBO releases a more in-depth look at Game of Thrones Season 7, in the coming weeks. Throughout the years, late November, early December has usually been when HBO released its first look at a new Game of Thrones season.

Last year, the first official teaser poster for Season 6 was released in late November. The poster teased the fate of Jon Snow.

That was back when a new season of Game of Thrones premiered, the following spring. With Season 7 not set to premiere until the summer of 2017, fans could have to wait longer than usual for the first official trailer or poster to be released.

The release date for Game of Thrones Season 7 has yet to be officially confirmed by HBO. The only clue as to its debut is that it will fall outside of Emmy consideration, given the late date of its debut.

The window for 2017 Emmy consideration is between the first of June 2016 and the last date of May 2017, which means Game of Thrones Season 7 could arrive no earlier than the first Sunday of June 2017.

[Featured Image by HBO]