It is arguably the most anticipated show to return to the small screen this year.
And fans of Game of Thrones are going giddy with glee after a slew of new pictures of the upcoming season were released.
Characters old and new alike are featured in the exciting selection of images.
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Ready for take-off: Dragon master Daenerys Targaryen will be looking to reclaim her kingdom in the upcoming series of Game of Thrones
And the images offer a tantalising insight into what fans can expect from the forthcoming episodes of the hit HBO programme, which is an adaptation of the popular George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy saga.
One excited viewer Deborah Parone D'Andrea said on the show's official Facebook page: 'I love how these characters have come to life on the screen.
'It's amazing that they've each captured the essence of the original written works! The actors are phenomenal! Each and every one!
Some of the most striking images feature English actress Emilia Clarke, who is returning as one of the heroines of the last season Daenerys Targaryen.
Not-so-dumb blonde: No one will dare make any jokes about her hair colour when her pet dragons are around
A big year for Peter: Dinklage will be hoping to continue his success as popular noble schemer Tyrion Lannister after winning an Emmy for his memorable portrayal
More dangerous than Channel 4: Jon Snow's campaign as a Night Watch warrior to find the dangerous White Walkers is riskier than the career of his namesake
The powerful creatures had previously thought to have faded into myth, but she managed to use magic to literally bring the hatchlings out of their shells.
Also returning is Tyrion Lannister, the popular scheming noble so memorably portrayed by Peter Dinklage that he won an Emmy for outstanding supporting actor.
Other favourites making a comeback include brave Night's Watch warrior Jon Snow and his half-siblings Robb, Sansa and Arya Stark.
Stark reality: Robb and his mother Catelyn will be hoping to avenge the death of noble Eddard
Child's play? It remains to be seen how Arya and Bran will cope following their father's execution
Begging for her life: Sansa is in a bit of a pickle after her cruel fiancé Joffrey decides he wants to kill her as well
Of course the series is also notable for its hateful villains, and with the newly crowned King Joffrey, his mother Cersei Lannister and her brother Jaime, with whom she was having an incestual affair all making a comeback too.
However there are a list of new characters who will lend fresh intrigue into the machabellian world of Westeros
Stephen Dillane is playing Stannis Baratheon, who is going to stake his claim for the Iron Throne.
Throne to the wolves? Joffrey looks set to lose his tenuous grip on the kingdom due to his impulsive and cruel nature
Mum's the word: Everyone is wondering whether Cersei's incestuous antics with her brother Jaime will come back to haunt her
He is also furious his nephew Joffrey is the product of the Lannister's incest.
It is said he will stop at nothing to reclaim the throne for his family, and will even use forbidden magic.
One of his trusted companions is Melisandre, who is played by Carice van Houten.
The witching hour: Stannis Baratheon will be hoping to claim the kingdom and avenge his brother Robert with the help of priestess Melisandre
The tearful warrior: Onion Knight Davos Seaworth is a multi-layered character who is not afraid to chop up his lord's enemies
However her deadly and powerful sorcery also comes at a high price.
Another of his trusted advisers is the Onion Knight Davos Seaworth, who is played by Liam Cunningham.
He is a former smuggler who now serves his lord after Stannis shortened the fingers of his left hand by a joint as punishment.
Davos keeps the stumps in a bag around his neck as a lucky charm, and is suspicious of Melisandre, though he soon learns of her great power.
Generation gap: Balon Greyjoy's hopes of seizing power rest on a successful reunion with estranged son Theon
However there are more pretenders to the throne, with seafaring warrior Balon Greyjoy, who is portrayed by Patrick Malahide, seeking to succeed where he once failed.
Equal opportunities employer: Renly Baratheon's power play will be aided by his elite bodyguard Brienne
However his success could rest on the return of his estranged son Theon, best friend and closest confidant to King in the North Robb Stark.
Finally Gwendoline Christie will be starring as fierce female fighter Brienne of Tarth.
She was often ridiculed by men for her masculine features and seemingly futile attempt to become a knight.
However she is now part of the elite guard of Renly Baratheon, brother of Stannis and another of the men vying for supremacy in Westeros.
One old favourite who will not be making a comeback is last season's lead star Sean Bean.
His character lost his head when he was accused of treason and ended up being executed.