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At long last, HBO has released a teaser poster for “Games of Thrones” season 7!

The new visual was dropped during the SXSW (South by Southwest) Festival in Austin, Texas. While the poster doesn’t feature any characters, it’s enough to keep the series’ loyal fans satisfied – for now.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

The teaser poster refers to the war between fire (Daenerys Targaryen aka Mother of Dragons) and ice (Jon Snow), which perfectly describes the upcoming season’s storyline. And that’s not all, Screen Rant noted that the promo pic is an homage to the title of Martin’s book series, “A Song of Ice and Fire”.

Although the premiere date has yet to be revealed, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss confirmed that the highly-anticipated series will premiere sometime in summer, which is later than its usual air date. They explained, “We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here’ – and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more.”

Source: HBO

“So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot,” they added.

According to Digital Spy, “Game of Thrones” star Liam Cunningham (who plays Ser Davos) revealed that the show will return in July. Besides that, Emilia Clarke (who plays Daenerys Targaryen) completed filming in February.

UPDATE (10th March, 10:30am):

Great news, guys! “Game of Thrones” season 7 is set to premiere on 16th July 2017 (Sunday).

HBO has also released the first teaser video for the new season. The new promo clip features major house sigils crumbling to ash. Although it doesn’t have any new footages, it includes a new narration from Jon Snow.

“There is only one war that matters. The Great War. And it is here,” he said.

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For more info, hit up “Game of Thrones”‘s Facebook page.

Sources: Screen Rant, Digital Spy, Entertainment Weekly, IGN.