Finally, HBO has revealed that ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 will premiere on July 16th.
In Game of Thrones, nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros; A forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years.
“GoT” producers had to push back production on the new season so they could film in a wintery setting, resulting in a later than usual start date.
“Game of Thrones” typically debuts in April, with the exception of Season 3, which dropped in late March.
Season 7 will consist of only seven episodes — down from its typical ten.
Fans were left baffled by the announcement on Facebook Live, which involved an ice block melting to unveil the date, only for the video to cut out for about 20 minutes without warning.
Accompanying the announcement was the first trailer to tease the new series, with Jon Snow warning that “The Great War is here”. You can watch it below:
Game of Thrones Season 7 official trailer courtesy of HBO.