Game of Thrones season 7 premiere date set for July 16, 2017

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Game of Thrones season 7 will premiere on July 16, 2017. HBO confirmed the start date for the show's penultimate season via a live ice-melting event (really) on its official Facebook page, finally putting an end to the fevered speculation that has run rampant since, well, season 6 ended.

That's the premiere date for HBO in the US - presumably it will follow on Sky Atlantic soon after in the UK.

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