HBO has revealed the premiere date of the penultimate season of Game of Thrones.
Via a Facebook live video, Game of Thrones publisher HBO has revealed the premiere date for the series’ 7th season: July 16, 2017. Season 7 will be the penultimate season for the TV series, with Season 8 to follow and tie things up in 2018.
The Facebook Live event had users type “Fire” in the comments in order to melt a block of ice containing the premiere date – a reference to the show’s original book series title: A Song of Ice and Fire.
When we learned that season 7 would debut this summer, HBO revealed that it would be a shorter season than before, with only seven episodes.
If you can remember back to season 6, it ended on a rather… explosive note. While we can make a guess at what will happen in season 7, we can’t know for sure anymore, as the series officially passed the books back in season 5.
While the show will end with season 8, it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of Game of Thrones, as HBO has discussed the possibility of spin-offs in the future.
Now if only George R.R. Martin can actually finish writing the damn books…