We FINALLY Know When 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 Will Premiere

Plus, HBO shared the first video tease...😱.

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For six years, Game of Thrones fans have been able to look forward to a glorious day in spring (usually in April, but once at the very end of March) when we could once again travel to Westeros.

But nothing about Game of ThronesSeason 7 has been typical—it will be shorter than previous seasons, with seven episodes instead of the usual ten, and all we've known for a very long time was that it wouldn't premiere until "mid-2017."

Now, HBO is finally ready to drop news about the new season. Not only did they roll out a new poster, they posted a teaser on Facebook promising the reveal of Season 7's premiere date. We had to watch the excruciatingly slow process of ice melting to get it (eye-roll), but here's what we found out:

Game of Thrones season 7 will premiere on July 16, 2017.

Also, get excited because HBO shared a brief sigils tease. It's short, but definitely sweet.

Clear your calendars, start your countdown, plan your premiere parties, and generally allow yourself to start feeling excitement about television again. Season 7 is coming.

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