Production has been under way since September on Game of Thrones Season 7, and while no official plot details have surfaced since then, there have been no shortage of photos and videos from the set. Today we have even more photos from the set in Carceres, Spain, which offer our first look at John Bradley's Samwell Tarly and Hannah Murray's Gilly this season. These images could offer an intriguing hint, based on the costumes Sam and Gilly are wearing in this story, although nothing has been confirmed.
These images were discovered by Watchers On the Wall, which offer our first look at Sam and Gilly, who are seen bundled up in warm clothing, and it appears they are leaving Old Town. Last season, Sam and Gilly left The Wall to go to Old Town, so Sam can start training to become a Maester, to replace the deceased Maester Aemon (Peter Vaughan). While we don't know exactly why they're leaving, given the warm clothing they're wearing, some have already speculated that they're heading back up North.
We reported in October that James Faulkner will return as Samwell's father, Randyll Tarly, who we first met in a Season 6 episode at Samwell's childhood home of Horn Hill. After his homecoming with his parents didn't go quite as planned, Samwell stole his father's beloved Valyrian steel sword dubbed Heartsbane before leaving his hometown in the dead of night. The report from October revealed that James Faulkner was filming in Cáceres, Spain, which is where these latest set photos were taken, although James Faulkner is nowhere to be found. It was never confirmed how many episodes James Faulkner's Randyll Tarly will appear in.
It's possible that Game of Thrones Season 7 will feature the reunion of Samwell and his old friend Jon Snow. We don't know how much of a gap in time there will be from the end of Season 6 to the start of Season 7, but it seems that this episode that was recently shot in Caceres was either the fourth or fifth episode of the season, since director Matt Shakman was also spotted on the set, and he has been previously confirmed to direct the fourth and fifth episodes of this season. It has also been confirmed that Game of Thrones Season 7 will span seven episodes, with the eighth and final season rumored to span six episodes.
While we still have several more months until this beloved show returns, fans who need to get caught up, or those who just want to watch every episode again, can do so starting today. HBO announced last week that they are starting a Game of Thrones marathon today, Monday, December 26 at 12 PM every day, from now until December 31. This marathon will surely get plenty of fans ready for the new season, although it remains unclear when the premiere date will be officially announced. While we wait for more details, take a look at the latest set photos from Game of Thrones below.