Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Date, Trailer Revealed in Epic Facebook Live Video

Game of Thrones Season 7 Premiere Date, Trailer Revealed in Epic Facebook Live Video

It was truly, truly epic.

HBO announced the premiere date of Game of Thrones Season 7 with a Facebook live video that will talked about for ages. The video required Facebook users to type in “fire” and/or “dracarys.” Upon doing so flames from off camera flamethrowers would fly towards a massive ice sculpture. Inside this ice sculpture was a huge metal object. The video ended twice without revealing the date, but upon resuming for a third time, and with full flame on, the date — July 16, 2017.

Right after the date reveal, the Facebook Live video cut to a new teaser trailer for Season 7. In it, we hear numerous voiceovers, and statues of various houses crumbling. Could they be crumbling in the spiral pattern associated with The White Walkers? Does this mean the war between living and the dead begins this season? Who knows. But here is what we do know…according to HBO press release…

“HBO has confirmed that Game of Thrones will return for its seven-episode seventh season SUNDAY, JULY 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT).

Based on the popular book series A Song of Ice and Fire, by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. Members of the ensemble cast for the sixth season included Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Jonathan Pryce. Season six credits: executive producers, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin.

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