Game of Thrones premiere date revealed
UPDATE MARCH 9 12:20 PST: The video at the end of the melting ice has been posted on the official Facebook page for Game of Thrones. Here it is below.
In a Facebook Live video, where people were told to type “Fire” in the comments, a giant block of ice was melted to reveal the premiere date for Game of Thrones season 7. The video kept cutting out, and fans weren’t happy, but we finally know when the show will return to HBO. As the ice revealed, the premiere date for Game of Thrones season 7 is July 16, 2017 as you can see in the reveal below.
The seemingly endless ice melting video was followed by a series of quotes from seasons past, as well as slow pan over statues of house sigils, with them falling to pieces and turning into a spiral that fans will recognize from last season. Then Ser Davos himself, Liam Cunningham appeared to tell is that season 7 will be worth the wait.
Last season, the show parted ways with the books, going beyond the story George R.R. Martin wrote in his “A Song of Ice and Fire,” though that series is ongoing. Season 6 was arguably the best so far, finally giving us some kick ass moments for many of the female characters. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) burning down the building, Cersei (Lena Headey) taking the Iron Thrones (though she likely won’t stay there for long) and Sansa (Sophie Turner) setting the dogs on Ramsey (Iwan Rheon).
A new poster for season 7 of the show was released this week, which you can see below. It shows us a giant block of ice being cracked apart by fire, likely referencing Daenerys’ giant army, which is heading to Westeros right now. She’s going to challenge Cersei for the Iron Throne. However, we do know from some set pictures that she meets up with Jon Snow (Kit Harington), who may represent ice. The Night King, definitely a chilly guy, is bringing his army down from the north as well. Season 7 will be shorter than earlier seasons, as will season 8.
Check out the poster below and let us know what you think. What are you looking forward to most in season 7 of Game of Thrones@LegionofLeia? Let us know in the comments or tweet us .