For months, all we’ve been hearing is that Game of Thrones season 7 will be out “this summer.” Now, finally, we have some specifics. HBO took to Facebook Live today and announced the premiere date for the new season. And it is…*insert drumroll*…
July 16, 2017!
Well, that’s a load off our chest. Now we can stop waiting for a premiere date announcement and just start waiting for the premiere. HBO also played a new trailer, of sorts, after they revealed the date on Facebook Live.
This announcement comes on the heels of an increased promotional push from HBO. Just the other day, the company unveiled a new teaser poster.
And before that, they unveiled two short “In Production” videos, one featuring a random hand holding Oathkeeper, Brienne’s Varlyian steel sword…
— Oathkeepers 💙⚔️ (@Jaime_Brienne) March 3, 2017
…and one featuring Lena Headey (Cersei) getting makeup applied to her face.
— Oz (@OzofThrones) March 6, 2017
And there may be more in store. HBO will have a big presence at this weekend’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. First, HBO will have an “escape-the-room style experience” featuring rooms modeled off several HBO shows, including Game of Thrones. Then on Sunday, actors Maisie Williams (Arya) and Sophie Turner (Sansa) will take the stage with executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to discuss…well, that’s what we’re wondering. We’ll be on hand to bring you all the details.
Incidentally, while HBO was doing a Facebook live stream to reveal the premiere date, we did our own Facebook Live stream…where we watched their Live Stream. Things got pretty loopy as we waited over an hour for a block of ice to melt. Enjoy.