“When is Game of Thrones coming back?” is a question that constantly plagues fans.
So here’s the Answer
Game of Thrones returns for its season seven premiere on July 16, HBO announced Thursday in an elaborate marketing stunt which elated and bemused fans of the hit fantasy show. The US cable network revealed all in a Facebook Live video showing a block of ice which viewers had to melt by commenting “Fire” to reveal the date. But the video turned black twice leaving fans disappointed. The date was finally revealed after an hour of interruptions.
HBO also released the first major teaser for the new seaon.
The teaser features an audio montage of some of the most important events on the show – the Mad King’s reign, Red Wedding, Cersei Lannister taking charge of the Iron Throne. But right at the end, a new dialogue by Jon Snow warns about a ‘Great War’, hinting at a possible battle between White Walkers and the kingdoms.
The teaser was seen over 16 million times in less than 6 hours.
The last season ended positively for The Starks with Jon Snow unanimously chosen the King of the North and taking control of Winterfell with Sansa Stark. Arya Stark avenged the death of her brother Robb Stark and Catelyn Stark by killing Walder Frey. Last season also showed Daenerys of the House Targaryen heading towards Westeros to attempt to take over the capital.
This also marks the beginning of the end for the show as season 7 will be the penultimate season for the series. The upcoming season has only 7 episodes.