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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 First Poster Teases Battle of Fire and Ice

New artwork for HBO’s hit fantasy series is unveiled at SXSW in Austin

The wait for Season 7 “Game of Thrones” is torturous for rabid fans, but HBO gave them a glimmer of hope Wednesday with the release of the first poster.

Released by the network during the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, the new artwork hints at the battle between fire and ice as Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) heads towards King’s Landing armed with her dragons to face Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey).

Boasting the #GoTS7,” the dramatic blazing and chilly artwork does not include a premiere date, which HBO has been diligent to keep under wraps — aside from saying Summer 2017.

Game of Thrones Season 7 Poster


However, Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth, may have accidentally leaked the news last week.

“I’ve been disappointing various people around the world because it was meant to come out in April. It’s July now, I think,” he told The Independent. “There’s going to be a launch and something special happening this year for the premiere. The bad news is, there will only be seven episodes and the final season starts again as far as I know in September.”

“Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are among the featured speakers at SXSW’s festival this year, with stars Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams also scheduled to attend.

HBO is pulling out all the stops in Austin with an interactive experience called “HBO: The Escape,” is billed as “an immersive escape-the-room style experience featuring rooms themed to different HBO shows” like “Game of Thrones,” “Silicon Valley” and “Veep,” where “participants solve a series of clues in each room to unlock the door to the following room.”