Julie Chen Moonves just dropped a cryptic message about Big Brother season 24, but what clues is she referring to?

Big brother Season 24 is on its way, but with only two weeks until the premiere arrives on CBS, we still know very little about the upcoming season. Luckily for fans, the network has confirmed that the premiere will feature the live move-in process that has been popularized in recent seasonswhich could indicate Paramount+ Subscribers will have access to the live streams from the first night. Now we have another clue (or two), courtesy of series host Julie Chen Moonves, though her rather cryptic photo doesn’t make it immediately obvious what she’s trying to indicate to fans.

Julie Chen Moonves uploaded a photo to instagram it indicates contains clues that can answer a few questions regarding what’s on the way Big brother Season 24. Take a look at the post below, in which Moonves looks up at the sky in a cute neighborhood.

As mentioned, it’s not entirely clear what clues viewers should keep their eyes peeled for. I have thoughts about some of what’s happening in this image, however, and how certain details could somehow potentially hint at what’s happening in the final season of the CBS reality series. Let’s break down some of the options below and run through some ideas that may or may not have anything to do with this upcoming season.

The ponytail indicates the return of a guest or celebrity

The first thing I noticed when looking at the photo was Julie Chen Moonves’ ponytail, because it’s almost like she’s intentionally grabbing attention with her pose. It made me wonder if she was possibly signaling the return of an ancient Big brother Houseguest who’s rocked ponytails in their seasons, though I can’t immediately begin to guess who that might be referring to in the past 23 cast member seasons. There’s speculation online about the hairstyle that may tease Ariana Grande’s involvement, which seems pretty plausible due to Moonves’ pose, ponytail and because the pop star’s brother Frankie Grande starred in season 16.

That said, it’s worth mentioning that a version of the ponytail is featured in other promotional materials released so far, as seen in the image at the very top, in which she appears to be wearing the same dress. As such, it is possible that this is only a specific aspect Big brother the host was rocking when they put all this content together, and it has nothing to do with solving mysteries.

Considering the way Julie Chen Moonves looks up at the sky in this image, could that indicate a sky-related theme? I’d also like to point out that she has her hands on her hips in the style of a superhero, and it’s not illogical to think that that could play into the theme as well. Sure, Big brother offers superhero themes every season with the BB Comics contest. So I’m hesitant to assume that the producers would base an entire season on such fictional characters.

My other thought is that the season could include birds somehow, mainly because a lot of the house of season 23 had a water theme pass. I know I’m holding on to straws here, but without more direct hints from Julie Chen Moonves, what choice do we have?

It is also possible that there is a suburban theme

It’s strange to me that this photo was taken in what is apparently a random suburban neighborhood, which makes me wonder if this will be the theme of Big brother Season 24. I can definitely see the potential in an idea like that, and Big brother has definitely stuck to similar themes in the past. Not everything has to be an over-the-top summer camp layout, or anything necessarily on such a grand scale, and I see a lot of potential in stylizing competitions and de-energizing a lifestyle of suburb.

It’s also possible that one of the houses behind Julie Chen Moonves is recognizable in the world of pop culture and/or reality TV. At this point, we can only speculate, with the hope that more concrete details about Season 24 will arrive in the coming days.

Big brother Season 24 will premiere on CBS on Wednesday, July 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Tune in for the 90-minute live premiere and all the fun to follow via live streams and future episodes.