Winter is coming and its arrival date has finally been confirmed! HBO just announced that the highly-anticipated return of Game Of Thrones will finally hit the small screens on…July 16, 2017!
Season 7 of Game of Thrones will officially premiere on Sunday, July 16 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and HBO Canada, meaning you can now plan your summer vacation. Just make sure your hotel room/camping site has HBO or is wifi enabled, and then start stocking up on goods for your viewing party.
HBO made the announcement on Thursday during a Facebook Live event, finally clarifying their previous premiere date of ‘summer.’
Season 7 was initially planned to premiere in April, but was delayed a number of times because of production. That means that the Seven Kingdoms are going to look more bad-ass than ever.
Season 7 of Game of Thrones will consist of seven new episodes, a reduction from the usual 10-episode seasons. Before you go all Ramsay on this news, filming on Season 7 took five months, the same amount of time used in previous seasons. So, these seven episodes are gonna be really, really good.
Announcing that ‘the great war is here,’ HBO released a teaser for the upcoming season today as well.
The one and a half minute video features dialogue from past seasons, ending with Jon Snow proclaiming “There is only one war that matters, the great war, and it is here.” Oh yeah, he totally does know something.
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) March 9, 2017
Game of Thrones is expected to end with a six-episode Season 8, but for now, let’s just celebrate the return of Khaleesi, Arya, Sansa, Cersei, Tyrion, Brienne, Sam, Jaime and Jon. Plus, Bran. We always forget about Bran, but that’s what happens when you wander off in the woods for an entire season.