Fans now know when the waiting game is over as HBO finally revealed when “Games of Thrones” Season 7 will officially hit the small screen. In four months time, the epic fantasy series will officially return on July 16 as announced by the show’s Facebook Live event. Although the announcement never comes easy, fans patiently waited to know the television series' return date. And to make the show’s followers more excited, Kit Harington, who plays the fan-favorite Jon Snow, teased what's to come.

New chapter will be greater than fans are used to seeing

In an interview with ABC News, Kit Harington described the coming “Game of Thrones” Season 7 as “much grander” than its predecessors. While promoting his new movie “Brimstone,” the 30-year-old star said the new chapter is made with so much ambition.

The boyfriend of Rose Leslie also explained why the show based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” only has seven episodes today instead of the usual 10. "There are fewer episodes this year, so they spent more money on those episodes. So, the whole scale of it is up," he said.

Last two seasons will go out with a bang

Moreover, Kit Harington also talked about the last two seasons of “Game of Thrones.” The much-loved television series will soon come to an end and the English actor wants it to go out “with a bang.” "That has to happen at the end of 'Thrones,' this season and next season," he hopes.

He wants the show to go places that other series haven’t done in television before. He also admitted that he is always surprised how people react positively to the show’s every twist and turn. For being the pessimistic guy that he is, he often thinks that he is doing terrible scenes but fans always love it, thus he is happy.

Big announcement with big challenge

Meanwhile, HBO’s big announcement also comes with a big challenge. On the “Game of Thrones” official page, they included a Facebook Live event where fans have to melt a huge rock of ice with a flamethrower. The live streaming went down a couple of times before over 100,000 followers and millions of viewers finally saw the show’s air date.

To recall, “Game of Thrones” Season 6 ended with Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) traveling to King’s Landing to claim the Iron Throne. Cersei, on the other hand, became the Queen of Westeros. Also, Jon Snow was proclaimed the King of the North.