The season 7 premiere guests featured some cast members we haven't seen much of for a while.
'Game Of Thrones' season 7 is nearly upon us! As the cast - both former and current - join together on the red carpet for the official premiere, we look at who could be making a grand return to the coming series. There's a few characters we haven't seen for a while, so it could get interesting.
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie at the 'Game of Thrones' season 7 premiere
The season 7 premiere of 'Game of Thrones' took place at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles last night (July 12th 2017), and with it came a hoarde of stars from the series - some of whose appearances spoke volumes about what to expect from the show over the next few weeks.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau returns as Jaime Lannister
Along with all the usual main cast - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Aidan Gillen (Petyr Baelish), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) - who haven't yet missed a series, we'll see a few expected returns.
Maisie Williams turned heads on the red carpet
Isaac Hempstead Wright brings Bran Stark back, with Hannah Murray also having a prominent role as Gilly, Jerome Flynn's Bronn returns, as does John Bradley-West as Samwell Tarly. Then you've got recurring characters like Gemma Whelan's Yara Greyjoy and Jacob Anderson's Grey Worm who we'll still be seeing plenty of in season 7.
Isaac Hempstead Wright is bringing Bran back
More telling was the appearances of Joe Dempsie and Richard Dormer on the red carpet. Joe had quite an important role in season 3, but we haven't seen Gendry since. He narrowly escaped death at the hands of Melisandre and Stannis, and Davos sent him on a boat to King's Landing. He could've ended up anywhere at this point.
Joe Dempsie finally returns
Richard Dormer (no relation to co-star Natalie Dormer as far as we know), meanwhile, is most likely coming back too. We saw his character Beric Dondarrion briefly for the first time in a while in season 6, having last appeared in season 3. He's actually died six times but has been resurrected each time by Thoros of Myr's (Paul Kaye) prayers to the Lord of Light. Perhaps next season will see his true death.
Richard Dormer gets resurrected again
Of course, Rose Leslie was also at the event despite Ygritte having truly died in season 4, so it doesn't mean either of them will necessarily be coming back. But then, looking at the fates of Beric and Jon Snow, anything could happen.
Hannah Murray arrives at the Los Angeles premiere
Plus, we see 'Black Sails' star Tom Hopper, who will be making his 'GoT' debut in the new season as Dickon Tarly, formerly portrayed by Freddie Stroma in season 6.
The seventh series of 'Game of Thrones' premieres on HBO on July 16th 2017.
Tom Hopper makes his 'Game of Thrones' debut
Jerome Flynn stars in 'Game of Thrones' season 7
Sophie Turner's premiere dress is everything