More dungeons and dragons as the epic fantasy series, Game of Thrones, returns

Winter is finally here as the ice-and-fire saga returns for a shorter, seven-episode series.

After taking back Winterfell, Jon Snow is now King in the North, while in the South, killer queen Cersei Lannister has claimed the Iron Throne after blowing up her enemies in the Sept Baelor.

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Elsewhere, Daenerys Targaryen sails into Westeros with her colossal fleet of allies (plus three jumbo jet-sized dragons), while the Night King and his zombie army prepare for battle beyond the Wall… Stay tuned for Thronecast, in which host Sue Perkins and celebrity fans dissect this much-anticipated opener.

Let the Great Game begin! This episode screens first at 2am on Sky Atlantic.