New Game Of Thrones season six images unveiled - including first look at Joseph Naufahu's new Dothraki warlord Khal Moro - as series is renewed for a seventh season
So fans are dying to know how things turn out with the new Khal in town - Moro - played by former Kiwi rugby player Joseph Naufahu.
On Thursday HBO released a batch of new images from the upcoming and eagerly awaited season six of Game Of Thrones - including the first proper look at the horse lord.
Much like his predecessor Drogo (Jason Momoa), Khal Moro is tall, dark and built like a tank, with a long flowing black braid and beard to match.
In the still he stands behind a nervous looking Daenerys - played by Emilia Clarke - who isn't quite sure how her title of Khaleesi will stand with this unaffiliated horde.
A number of the images show Sansa's troubles are far from over, as she is shown fleeing with Theon Greyjoy, wading through an icy river in one and cowering amidst some frozen branches in another.
Their pursuer - and one of the reasons they are being pursued - is shown in a fourth image: Ramsay Bolton displaying what would be a very rare show of empathy as he appears to mourn over the dead body of his lover Myranda, whom Theon pushed to her death in their escape.
Another photo shows what is undoubtedly a tense encounter between Prince Doran of Dorne and his late brother's paramour Ellaria Sand, who was last seen poisoning his son's betrothed Mrycella Baratheon in season five.
Meanwhile Cersei Lannister is shown being comforted by her brother Jaime, presumably after the news of their daughters death has reached her.
The only other characters to make an appearance in the set is the newly blinded Arya Stark, and her House of Black and White trainer/tormentor The Waif, as well as a shot of Tyrion Lannister and Varys.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter this week, Naufahu revealed a little bit about his character
'He's Dothraki, so he's a bit of a brute,' he said. 'But he's also quite loyal. He follows traditions very strictly. He's loyal to the living, and he's loyal to the dead as well. He's not as much of a chauvinist as some of the other Dothraki.'
'My hair was down to my butt, and that's because [Moro] has never been beat,' he continued. 'That's the thing about the Dothraki: They all want to give it a go against each other.
The actor said learning the guttural Dothraki language was the toughest part about preparing for the role.
'That was tough, man," he says. "There's no rules. There were no language rules you can fall back on while filming. You have to remember the sounds. Not only do you have to learn your own [lines], you have to learn the other people's as well. Otherwise, you're just standing there waiting for a reaction.
'That was the toughest part. I can ride horses; that's all good. I can grow a beard. They can put tattoos on me,' he said. 'In terms of prep, it was just the language.'
While his relationship with the Mother of Dragons onscreen remains uncertain, in real life he claimed the two hit it off.
'She's such a cool person,' he said. 'We had a lot of good laughs on and off set.'
On Thursday, HBO made the not very surprising move of renewing Game Of Thrones for a seventh season.