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Game of Thrones Season 7 Teaser & Premier Date Announced

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Fans of the iconic HBO series Game of Thrones have been left on the edge of their seats ever since last season ended last year. Producers and creators of the show have always been secretive when it comes to promoting a new season, and today we finally get a taste of what could be in store for the Seven Kingdoms this summer. We also know the season will begin on July 16.

The first season 7 poster features a battle between ice and fire–both elements that have been at play for the entirety of the show. With only seasons 7 and 8 left in the series, things are no doubt about to come to an end, and despite theories that always make the rounds within fan groups, we never really know what’s about to happen until it happens. Plus, writer George R.R. Martin hasn’t actually written the final book yet, so… there’s always that.

Earlier, on the Game of Thrones Facebook page, fans were being encouraged to comment “fire” or “dracarys” onto a live post of a block of ice melting that would eventually reveal the summer premiere date. Fire was poured onto the ice, where a metal sheet hung in the middle.

And at last, the premiere date is revealed! Season 7 will premiere on July 16, 2017. We have about four months left to go, but it’s never too early to start counting down the days. This season will only have seven episodes, as opposed to the previous seasons which had 10. These new episodes will be longer than the usual hour because of this…as if GoT already didn’t feel like watching a movie saga every Sunday.

Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss, as well as stars of the show, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, will be in attendance at SXSW this weekend and will speak on a panel on Sunday the 13th at 3:30. We can cross our fingers for some more teasers, no matter how big or small.

Drew has lived in San Diego going on two years, and can't imagine living anywhere else. She loves the city's beaches, food, and shows. You can contact her at drew@sdentertainer.com.

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