The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits

Check out these mesmerizing pictures of the show's most powerful female characters.

The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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The spotlight is shifting in a big way and Westeros will be changed forever.

When HBO's Game of Thrones returns on April 24th, the female characters will be center stage and they're looking to really shake things up. The remarkable ascension of these women has been developing since Game of Thrones premiered five years ago and introduced a very male-dominated Westeros.

“The women are rocking this season — and I’m not just saying that because they’re on your cover,” explained HBO programming president Michael Lombardo. “Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) always does, but also Brienne (Gwendoline Christie), Arya (Maisie Williams), Sansa (Sophie Turner), Cersei (Lena Headey), Margaery (Natalie Dormer), and other characters too, like Yara (Gemma Whelan). They power this season. It’s organic to the storytelling, yet a radical shift. It’s the women that are the hope that we’re watching as the chess pieces move this season, and it’s very exciting.”

Check out their incredible portraits and covers from Entertainment Weekly.

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark

The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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"Last season people asked: 'Is she dead?' I'm all, 'No, she's blind.' It's too easy to kill her," stated Williams. "If there's one thing we've learned from Game of Thrones it's that death is the easy way out."

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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"She's learning the last lesson she needs to learn," said Clarke. "There's just few remnants of being a human being she's shaking off."

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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"She really has nothing to lose and she has everything to gain from the horrible position she finds herself in," explained Headey.

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark

The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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"This is the season I'm most excited for," exclaimed Turner. "Sansa's coming into her own and standing up for herself."

Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth

The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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"Brienne is so unique and unconventional and so strong, and I love the writing hasn't allowed her to just rest there," stated Christie.

Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell

The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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'We've seen Margaery in a lot of sticky situations, but she's never been out of her depth before," explained Dormer.

The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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The Women Slaying Their Individual Entertainment Weekly Covers

The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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The Women of 'Game of Thrones' Look Stunning in New Portraits
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