Ensuring that the show is never far from the headlines, the first full trailer has now landed to whet our appetite with a hint of what's to come.
The penultimate season features seven episodes rather than the usual 10, and new material from George R.R. Martin's eagerly awaited novels The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring – so friends can no longer read ahead and taunt each other with spoiler threats.
A superb cast returns for season seven, including Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.
The season airs on 16 July in the US – 2am on 17 July in the UK. Fret not, those of you who don't want to wait until the early hours: there will be a repeat airing at 9pm.
Game of Thrones air date: 17 July Sky Atlantic
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17 Jul 17 – 30 Sep 17, 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM