Good news GoT geeks, winter is coming... but you might just need to wait a few months for it. It's no secret we've been anticipating the final two seasons of Game of Thrones for some time now, so it was with much sadness last year that we reported that Season 7 would be airing later than usual. Once we got over that indignity, we realised that we still didn't know when the show was coming back exactly... until now.

Thanks to a teaser released this morning, Game of Thrones fans (that would be everyone, right?) you can rest assured that we'll be settling in to watch the most pirated show on earth again on July 16. While the teaser may not offer us much in the way of new footage, it more than makes up for it in suspense. Using voiceovers to flashback to key characters and pivotal moments in the series, we can tell the show is so close to reaching its final, thrilling conclusion. And we can't wait.

Watch the teaser below:

Game of Thrones Season 7 airs on HBO on July 16

Game of Thrones Season 7 has a start date!