Game of Thrones arguably reached its height of popularity with its most recent episodes this past spring. The return of the show in 2016 proved to be so popular, it was the only entertainment related trending topic in Twitter's top ten list. And while the wait for Season 6 and the true fate of Jon Snow was excruciating, the wait for Game of Thrones Season 7 is even more taxing on fans as it has been pushed to a summer premiere date. There are no more books to delve through for spoilers at this point, and we are finally reaching the end game for those poor souls in Westeros. To help ease the pain HBO has announced something very cool.
The day after Christmas, HBO is holding a Game of Thrones marathon. And it promises to be epic. After you've enjoyed opening all your presents and fighting with family over real world politics at the dinner table, you can turn to the struggles seen in Westeros. Starting Monday, December 26, HBO will air every episode of Game of Thrones, in order, with the marathon going to December 31. What better way to ring in the new year? HBO simply announced this on their twitter.
"Winter is coming. Relive every season of #GameofThrones from 12/26 - 12/31 on @HBO 2 starting at 12PM every day."
If you have HBO Go, you can get started on the Marathon early, as they already have every episode of the hit drama available for streaming. But if you want to curl up on the couch and go old school with it, HBO will be unfolding all the action and drama binge-watch style, delivering hour after hour of pure, intense Stark goodness.
George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series "A Song of Ice and Fire" is brought to the screen as HBO sinks its considerable storytelling teeth into the medieval fantasy epic. It's the depiction of two powerful families, kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and honest men, playing a deadly game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, and to sit atop the Iron Throne. Martin is credited as a co-executive producer and one of the writers for the series, which is filmed in Northern Ireland and Malta.
Game of Thrones Season 7 will be shorter than most, with just 7 episodes. Because the show is finally moving into winter, production was delayed by a number of months for a snow filled shoot. This means that these next new episodes won't arrive in spring but instead will debut sometime this June or July. No set premiere date has been announced. HBO has confirmed that everything will end with Season 8, which will be even shorter with just six episodes. Here's the announcement for the marathon.