Yesterday HBO did this thing where they melted a block of ice on Facebook Live to reveal the premiere date for season seven of Game of Thrones: July 16. Then they released the first teaser which has no footage. It’s mostly old dialogue and sigil graphics— I love the look of the sigils and the way they crumble like volcanic ash. I love that they continue to pretend like anyone gives a f*ck about the Ironborn, it’s Thrones’ best running gag. And I love the Highgarden flower going up in wildfire, RIP Margaery.
There is one new thing in this teaser, though—Jon Snow’s dialogue. “The same thing is coming for all of us. There’s only one war that matters: The Great War. And it is here.” That sounds like something Jon Snow would say to a group of people arguing about what to do next. Right? Sh*t is crazy in Westeros—Cersei torched half of King’s Landing, Daenerys is returned, Olenna Tyrell and Ellaria Sand have banded together to get revenge, and Jon “Knows Nothing” Snow is King in the North. At some point there’s got to be some kind of “what do we tackle first” summit, which is a great time for Jon Snow to get passionate about the MOTHERF*CKING ICE ZOMBIES bearing down on Westeros. Who’s king or queen doesn’t matter when the frozen undead are invading. It’s about time the people of Westeros start taking this whole ice zombies thing seriously.
Season seven is only going to be seven episodes because they’re dragging the finale out. We have to wait till 2018 to see the final episodes which is tortuous. We finally get to the part where the dragons are grown and Jon Snow left the Wall and Cersei is officially f*cking mad and we’re about to find out whether or not ice dragons are real and I just know that season seven will end right when it turns to all-out chaos and then we’ll have to wait another year to see the ending. A year is too long. Four months is too long. When it comes to Game of Thrones, it’s always TOO LONG.
Here's Kit Harington shooting a Dolce and Gabbana ad in Naples last week.