Winter has arrived in Westeros — and Season 7 of Game of Thrones has kicked off with a bang. Actually, it was more a combination of poison, dragons, and a touch of Ed Sheeran, but you get the picture.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! In the first episode, viewers got a look at Arya getting her revenge on Walder Frey, who infamously plotted the Red Wedding, Euron Greyjoy courting the one and only Queen Cersei Lannister, and what promises to be Daenerys Targaryen’s big debut in King’s Landing. However, when it comes to GoT you never know what to expect.
So, as the quest for the Iron Throne unravels, we have a breakdown of what you need to know to make sure you don’t miss an episode of the HBO series. So whether you’re Team House Targaryen or Team House Lannister, we got you covered.
What time is Game of Thrones on?
For Season 7 of the popular HBO show, fans need to tune in Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on HBO or HBO Go. And don’t be late, because spoilers are around every corner.
How to watch Game of Thrones:
When it comes to watching, you can do it the old fashioned way and tune into HBO on your TV, or stream online from HBO. However, we don’t suggest pirating the fantasy drama. According to TorrentFreak, customers that illegally downloaded the premiere will be receiving warnings from the network telling them to stop.
How many episodes are in Season 7 of Game of Thrones?
The second to last season of GoT will have seven episodes, which is three less than usual. However, to compensate the season finale will clock in at 81 minutes. That’s almost as long as a feature film! And mark your calendars because the finale is scheduled for Monday, August 28.
How many seasons of Game of Thrones will there be?
The story of Westeros will come to an end next year, with Season 8 being the final season. And that season will be even shorter, with just six episodes to wrap up George R.R. Martin’s epic saga. But don’t despair. There are rumors of GoT spinoffs, including a possible prequel. “The bar set… is so high that my hope is to get one show that lives up to it,” HBO president of programming Casey Bloys told Entertainment Weekly.
Who is Jon Snow’s father and mother?
The biggest question of the series remains a mystery, well sort of. It was revealed that Eddard Stark’s sister Lyanna is actually Jon’s mother on Season 6 of the series, but the verdict is still out for who fathered the bastard from the north. Popular theories predict Rhaegar Targaryen, Daenerys’ oldest brother, to be the father, but we’ll just have to tune in to see.