It turns out winter is coming in summer this year, now that Game Of Thrones has finally revealed an air date for Season 7: you can expect to catch up the residents of Westeros on 16 July.
The news was announced today at SXSW with this pretty slick teaser:
The teaser itself doesn’t really tell us much, just that shit is about to go down in a big way. Seeing as Season 7 is supposed to be the penultimate season of the hit show, we can probably expect a lot of death. But that’s kind of the norm for Game Of Thrones.
Unlike other seasons, however, Season 7 will consist of only seven episodes containing elements from George RR Martin’s upcoming novels The Winds Of Winter and A Dream Of Spring.
In the lead up to the teaser and air date reveal, the official Game Of Thrones Facebook page also shared a live video of a block of ice melting. It was strange and weirdly dramatic. You can watch all 17 minutes of it here:
Game Of Thrones Season 7 will premiere on Sky Atlantic on 16 July. Get all the latest fantasy news with every issue of SciFiNow.