HBO is once again teasing the premiere of “Game of Thrones: Season 7,” releasing a new trailer to get fans excited. So far the network has released several character posters, hosted an ice-melting stunt, and offered a few teaser trailers, but this offers the best look yet at the new season.
HBO announced the premiere date back in March, that was the terrible ice-melting stunt we referred to earlier. If you haven’t been following along, the premiere date has been set for July 16, 2017.
The seventh season will continue the show’s departure from the original novels, season 6 was the first season that included moments not found in George R. R. Martin’s original works (since the show ran out of source material). The popular author is still hard at work writing the next installment to the popular book series, which does not have a release date at this time. Despite the new route that the show will be taking, it is expected that both the television series and the novels will have a similar ending, so novel-traditionalist will have try their hardest to avoid spoilers.
If you need a quick recap of the last season’s top moments, we can jog your memory. The show ended with Daenerys on a ship headed to Westeros, the Mother of Dragons sparked an alliance with the recently exiled Greyjoy siblings to bring her dragons and soldiers across the Narrow Sea. Daenerys is currently on-route to attack the Iron Throne itself, with hopes to claim it for her own. Jon Snow and Sansa Stark partnered up to defeat the Boltons, but the white-walkers are stronger than ever and prepping their raid on the North. Meanwhile, the Red Queen was cast out by Jon Snow.
Jon Snow is the new King of the North, and half Targaryen, but we weren’t sure how Sansa Stark was taking the proclamation. In the south, Cersei Lannister just destroyed any-and-all that opposed her in King’s Landing, and we were left with Cersei reclaiming the Iron Throne as Queen. Fans of the Tyrells can find them in the rubble, and Arya Stark is closer than ever to her home in Winterfell.
Many fans expect that Jon Snow and Daenerys will either team-up to fight the Night King, or fight one another to the death. Some fans expect a combination of the two. Season 8 is expected to be the final season of the series, so a lot has to happen in season 7 to get things moving in the right direction.