Now that the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 8 is just over a month away, HBO is having a ball with promotional material—like the kickass (and mysterious) series of cast member photos posted on Twitter Thursday. It’s almost like they’re just trolling the immense and vocal GoT fandom.
Every major series character is pictured sitting on the Iron Throne with expressions on their faces ranging from thoughtful to intense to intensely thoughtful.
Hashtagged #ForTheThrone, the pics were immediately shared on every social media channel imaginable, and no wonder: super fans love parsing this stuff for every clue possible. Anything that might indicate where the series is headed as it closes up shop.
Some characters look markedly different. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is in heavy winter clothing, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau’s Jaime Lannister is bearded. Each is accompanied by a quote, right down to—yes—the Night King and his terse but menacing «Fear is for the winter.»
(The Night King is our dark horse pick for the final winner of the «Game,» but that’s for another time.)
That game kicks off in earnest on April 14th. Check out the rest of the photos and quotes below.