Game of thrones season 7
The seventh and penultimate season will premiere on July 16. Winter is coming this summer, as the season 7 premiere date for HBO’s massive hit has finally been revealed. At long last, Game of Thrones season 7 is almost here. While it strangely won’t be until after the Fourth of July that the deep freeze of the White Walkers arrives, the hype is building, cracks in the wall are growing, and our excitement remains as consistent as Jon Snow’s virtue.
Game of Thrones season 7 will consist of seven episodes and is arriving on July 16, confirming the icy dread that the Long Night of Winter is here, and the coming summer will be shorter than ever.
“Now that winter has arrived on Game Of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming, said in a statement. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”
Game of Thrones Season 7 Trailer
The great war is here. #GoTS7 premieres 7.16.
Posted by Game of Thrones on Thursday, March 9, 2017
In classic Game of Thrones fashion, there is no new footage to be gleaned in this teaser trailer. However, there is an ominious hint at what season 7 will be about. The great wheel of power for Westerosi Houses that Daenerys Targaryen criticized in season 5 (yet seems eager to join in season 7) is here visualized in agonized statues of family sigils vying and fighting for power. Yet, they shall all crumble into snow… and into the pattern of doom that White Walkers seem so partial to. What does war matter when an existential threat that could be the end of all man is right around the corner?
The later airdate means that Season 7 will miss the eligibility window for the upcoming 2017 Emmys. “Game of Thrones” scored 23 Emmy nominations last year, winning 12 total, including best drama.