January 30, 2014 at 06:40 PM EST

TV fans (and TV bloggers) rejoice: HBO has just released its first batch of Game of Thrones photos from season 4. The network has put out 15 images, which include shots of most fan-favorite characters. There’s shots of Tyrion comforting sad Sansa, Dany in a billowing blue cloak, new characters The Red Viper and his lover Ellaria Sand and a sneering King Joffrey. Plus, there’s your first look at a bearded re-cast Daario (Michiel Huisman). Thrones returns for an action-packed fourth season on April 6. Here’s the other 14 images:

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