HBO revealed the season 7 premiere date for Game of Thrones During a bizarre Facebook Live event with an exceptionally brilliant new teaser, seventh season will premiere on July 16th.
The blockbuster series has revealed its return date via a live stream of a melting block of ice. It's July 16. But it didn't come easy as an attempt to reveal the date in a Facebook Live video encountered multiple glitches. HBO hid the premiere date in a block of ice which melted as users typed 'FIRE' in the comments section. But the video turned black twice leaving fans disappointed. The date was finally revealed after an hour of interruptions. The summer debut comes later than previous premieres thanks the producers wanting to accommodate the shooting schedule.
A brilliant new teaser was also revealed which featured the sigils of various houses from Westeros getting crushed inside the dreadful blue eye of a White Walker. The teaser ends with Jon Snow saying, "There is only one war that matters; the great war. And it is here."
The teaser has over 16 million times in less than 6 hours.
Last season saw the series enter its final stretch, with Daenerys Targaryen on her way to Westeros, Cersei Lannister taking the Iron Throne, Arya Stark avenging her family, and Jon Snow being crowned King of the North. Now that winter and the White Walkers have come, the Great War is about to begin.
The upcoming season will also be a departure from the usual 10-episodes per season. The creators of the show confirmed that the series has only 13 episodes left, divided into two short seasons. Series creator David Benioff told Deadline last year that the show had about 15 more episodes left in it, so the final season will likely have up to eight episodes of blood and mayhem before the saga is finally complete.
Mark the date on the calendar because July 16 is far indeed. Do comment below and tell us what you feel about the new season and your expectations.