It’s happening. It’s actually happening. Game of Thrones is officially back on 16 July, and we have our first trailer for season seven. You have permission to start losing your shit.
Only a few hours ago we were treated to the first poster for the new season, which, let’s be honest, didn’t tell us a huge amount:
But that’s the thing with Game of Thrones isn’t it, it barely needs to give us anything and we all start boarding the hype train: destination Westeros.
Which is why we’re not even mad that this one-and-a-half-minute trailer doesn’t even show us any footage from the new season. Actually, it doesn’t even show any old footage – it’s just memorable quotes from characters (some long gone from our screens) spoken over the top of some pretty badass looking stone sigils crumbling into dust – and it’s enough.
As Daenerys said in season six: "Lannister, Baratheon, Stark, Tyrell. They’re all just spokes on a wheel. This one’s on top, then that one’s on top, and on and on it spins, crushing those on the ground. I’m not going to stop the wheel. I’m going to break the wheel." That could be what this teaser’s alluding to.
Anyway, here it is, take a look:
See, you’re excited, aren’t you? You’re pumped. You’re so ready, and you didn’t even need to see a character’s face to get you there.
The video was released on Game of Thrones’ official Facebook page, and they built up to it by teasing fans with a Facebook live video which was literally just fire melting a huge block of ice. They asked users to comment with either FIRE or DRACARYS to reveal the season seven premiere date.
What can we expect from the new season? With Daenerys and her dragons set to land in Westeros imminently and the White Walkers edging ever closer to The Wall, we can be pretty sure a battle the size of which may never have been seen before on TV is coming, but knowing Game of Thrones it wouldn’t be a surprise if we have to wait until season 8 for that to go down.
Either way, with Jon Snow and Sansa back at Winterfell, Arya faceless and heading home too, The Hound on the loose and Cersei just totally losing her shit, we’re going to have a lot to look forward to.
Only four months and one week to go. And yes, we absolutely are counting.