Saturday, 19 August, 2017

Games of Thrones is Officially Just Messing With us Now

Game of Thrones Live @ Madison Square Garden NYC Game of Thrones season 7: Check out the first, utterly useless poster
Lucas Bell | 10 March, 2017, 00:47

Bravo Game of Thrones. Fire and ice is something that everyone speculates to be highlighted.

In what was supposed to be a season 7 premiere date reveal on Facebook live, Game of Thrones showed the image of a melting block of ice.

The producers chose to go literal with A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series by George R R Martin, on which the show is based.

Bosses of the HBO show made the revelation via social media, in an elaborate live video stunt.

At the end of last season, Daenerys' (Emilia Clarke) dragons and her enormous army were finally on the way to Westeros, where Cersei (Lena Headey) is now Queen after the death of her children.

"It will be worth the wait", he said.

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March usually means that the return of Game of Thrones is just a month away, but everything has changed this year. The show, which centers on nine noble families' fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, has attracted record viewership for HBO. After putting fans through an extremely belabored process of melting a block of ice to reveal the premiere date, we finally have our day.

While no characters appear on the poster, the imagery very much points to the ice and fire the entire saga is built around. Then the ice didn't melt, and the video cut out after fifteen minutes. Who watches TV in July?

Right after that, the official Game of Thrones Twitter posted a 1:30 cryptic teaser.

Season 7 will consist of seven episodes, as Variety first reported, with Season 8 expected to be somewhere between 6 or 8 episodes. Those of you attending San Diego Comic-Con will probably get a more insider perspective into the new season.

Hopefully, the premiere date isn't the only thing that we're going to get out of this.

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