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Game of Thrones Is Ready To Hit the Screens

There’s great news for all Game of Thrones fans, it’s almost there. The much-anticipated ‘Game of Thrones’ will be back for the seventh season on July 16th. The top-rated HBO drama revealed its premiere date with a Facebook Live video in which a block of ice slowly melts to disclose the date. The characters of GOT cast sent messages right through the video, encouraging fans to pace along the route with comments that actually triggered bursts of fire.

Amid the planned live video, hundreds of thousands of fans went online for watching the announcement — a fire melting a block of ice containing a sign with the date 'July 16, 2017' on it — took to social media to vent their annoyance over the holdup. "It was faster for Jon Snow to come back to life than to melt this block of ice”, one of the comments said on the video.

 

At its best, Game of Thrones is one of the most breathtaking shows in the history of television, combining larger-than-life scope with a complex and genuinely appalling plot. And on a positive side, what better way to reconstruct that feeling than by watching a huge block of ice melts? That was the thought of HBO, who are presently enacting a gimmick to reveal the date on which the show’s excitedly anticipated seventh season will premiere, involving a large chunk of ice and apparently not nearly enough fire.

Nearly 1.5 million of fans, for more than 10- minutes, watched the ice melt on Facebook Live Video, typing "FIRE" into the comments section in the hopes that the blaze would rise and all would be discovered. But it turns out quite speedily that watching ice melt isn’t much unusual from watching paint dry.

Unlike previous 10-episode seasons, season seven will have just seven episodes, down from the typical 10. It will be a mishmash of original stories and essentials from creator George RR Martin’s fervently anticipated novels The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.

The summer premiere date is also a change from the show's typical spring launch. However, the shift was made to put up a different shooting schedule, as executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss desired to shoot as the weather shift to match the coming of winter in Westeros.

Last fall, Game of Thrones managed to win three Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series for the second year in a row. These three wins joined with its numerous Creative Arts Emmys, made Thrones the most decorated show in Emmy history with a huge 38 awards (before GOT, the record holder was Frasier with 37). 

Nazish Islam - a media graduate with an undying love for chai, books, traveling, series shows, sports, hijab, and of course writing.

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