‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Teaser Warns of ‘Great War’ to Come (Video)

HBO fantasy drama returns July 16

HBO dropped the first teaser for “Game of Thrones” Season 7 on Thursday, previewing a “great war” coming to Westeros.

The clip features images of the animals representing the show’s four main houses locked in a battle as quotes from past seasons play in the background. But toward the end, all the animals crumble and the teaser shares the first new sound bite, presumably from the upcoming season:

“There’s only one war that matters — The Great War,” the voice of Kit Harington’s Jon Snow warns. “And it is here.”

The teaser was revealed after a lengthy premiere date announcement on the show’s Facebook page. Fans watched for over an hour as flames slowly melted a block of ice to reveal the premiere date hidden within.

“Game of Thrones” Season 7, which will have a shortened length of seven episodes, will premiere on Sunday, July 16 at 9 p.m. PT/ET.

Watch the teaser here: