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HBO Innovatively Announces 'GoT' Return Date

Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments)
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From The Hollywood Reporter:

...HBO has announced an official return date for Game of Thrones: July 16, 2017, at 9 p.m.

 

The announcement was made during a chaotic Facebook Live event, which saw more than 160,000 viewers forced to literally watch ice melt during three separate broadcasts as the stream suddenly cut out twice. The event kicked off with the show's instantly recognizable theme song, and a camera slowly pushing in on a block of ice in a dimly lit chamber. As the theme reached its conclusion, fire roared against the ice — fitting, given the name of the novels, A Song of Ice and Fire, on which Thrones is based. Facebook users were encouraged to type the word "fire," resulting in further flames blasting away at the hunk of ice, in order to reveal the premiere date. The video feed, which featured multiple messages from the cast, ended abruptly twice before resuming shortly thereafter. All told, the process took more than an hour...

 

- Read the full article at HollywoodReporter.com


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