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‘Game of Thrones’ Teases New Details About Season 7

HBO’s hit drama launches latest set of episodes on July 16

“Game of Thrones” fans are getting new hints at what’s in store when the HBO series launches its highly anticipated seventh season.

The network released episode titles and descriptions for the first three episodes of Season 7 on Friday ahead of the July 16 return of the show based on George R.R. Martin’s books.

The Season 7 premiere is entitled “Dragonstone,” and it was written by co-showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and directed by Jeremy Podeswa. Here is the episode’s synopsis: “Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home.”

Season 7’s second episode is “Stormborn,” which Bryan Cogman wrote and Mark Mylod directed. The description hints at a surprise run-in: “Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros.”

“The Queen’s Justice” is the title of the season’s third episode, written by Benioff and Weiss, with Mylod helming. The synopsis promises that one character gets a bit wiser: “Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes.”

HBO released a series of posters last month that teased the shortened, seven-episode season, while the latest trailer provided glimpses at the countless battles to come.

“Game of Thrones” returns for Season 7 on Sunday, July 16, at 9/8c on HBO.