After torturing having fans watch a block of ice melt (twice!) on Game of Thrones’ Facebook Live, HBO has finally announced the premiere date of the show’s seventh season: July 16, 2017. Start those countdowns!
— Game Of Thrones (@GameOfThrones) March 9, 2017
Fans were feverishly awaiting the announcement, which HBO had mysteriously teased—and were a little disappointed when they didn’t get the answer they wanted straight away. Just think: If the internet had this kind of reaction to an announcement video that was literally ice melting, imagine what it’ll be like when the show is actually back.