HBO announced the premiere date of Game of Thrones’ seventh season today via Facebook Live, in an odd game of ice block versus fire torch, driven by the typing commands of “fire” and “Dracarys” from tuned-in Facebook users. It was, in a word, incredibly not-exciting, but eventually, it revealed the premiere date: July 16, 2017.
This comes after the new poster released yesterday, hinting at the show’s coming conflict between fire and ice. There are plenty of questions that arise from that very concept, but we have no answers yet. For those of you excited to return to Westeros and glorious sword fights, there’s only a few more months to see what sort of dramatic twists and turns await us, all while the showrunners come up with new, inventive ways to crush our hearts.
Game of Thrones season seven premieres on HBO on July 16, 2017. Check out a neat little teaser embedded below that aired on Facebook after the ice finally melted, and if for some reason, you want to revisit the reveal for yourself, you can do so here.