“Game Of Thrones” Returns To HBO Canada July 16

Season 7 of "Game Of Thrones" is the most-watched series in HBO Canada history.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Daenerys Targaryen has finally set sail for Westeros with her armies, dragons and new Hand of the Queen, Tyrion Lannister. Jon Snow has been named King in the North after defeating Ramsay Bolton in the Battle of the Bastards and returning Winterfell to House Stark. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister has seized the Iron Throne by incinerating the High Sparrow, his followers and her rivals in the Sept of Baelor. But as old alliances fracture and new ones emerge, an army of dead men marches on the Wall, threatening to end the game of thrones forever.

The Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning Game Of Thrones returns for its seven-episode seventh season Sunday, July 16th at 9pm, exclusively on HBO and HBO Canada, followed by other episodes subsequent Sundays at the same time.

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Based on the bestselling fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, the hit fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom.

Returning series regulars on Game Of Thrones this season include: Emmy and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), and Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), amongst others.

New cast members for the seventh season of Game Of Thrones include Jim Broadbent, Tom Hopper, Megan Parkinson and Ed Sheeran.

This season, familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south (HBO). Game Of Thrones will be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and affiliate portals.

In September 2016, Game Of Thrones received 12 Emmys, the most of any program, including: Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Miguel Sapochnik); and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).

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