A NEW HBO trailer has suggested a major Game of Thrones character might be being brought back from the dead.
In a clip released over the weekend, the stars of the network, including Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Dunham and Thandie Newton, were brought together to recreate the channel’s static sound.
Comedian John Oliver introduced “the entire cast of Game of Thrones” as part of the skit, which strangely included departed star, Hodor (played by Kristian Nairn).
The addition of Hodor has caused speculation about whether he will be returning for the penultimate season.
Fans will remember the star was killed off in the end of the sixth season, torn apart by the wights as he held the door open to give Meera time to escape.
My end may well be close but so far I’m doing okay
The video also appeared to drop another spoiler about the upcoming series by showing a glimpse of the key players of Westeros in their new costumes, which, in turn, reveals who will be buddying up to who when the three rival thrones confront each other in war.
However, all three of the remaining Stark children – made up of Jon Snow, Sansa and Bran Stark – are snuggled up in their finest Winterfell furs, suggesting they will almost certainly be reunited when the fantasy epic finally returns this summer.
What’s more, Daenerys and her advisors Tyrion and Missandei are all decked out in intriguingly dark vests – a complete contrast to the ethereal white attire normally sported by the Dragon Queen and her minions.
A further spoiler was teased by actor Iain Glen- aka Ser Jorah Mormont- who hinted that his character will survive season seven in a recent interview.
“I’ve always enjoyed playing Jorah. It’s been a role that’s been good to me so far,” he told fan site Winter Is Coming.
“There’s quite a high death count in Game of Thrones and they don’t blanch at removing favourite characters. They just get rid of them in a brutal way.
“My end may well be close but so far I’m doing okay.”
Game of Thrones returns to Sky Atlantic on July 17.