New series of Game of Thrones may not air until July

Mamie Roberson
March 5, 2017

Per Deadline, "they'll include the development of collectible and co-branded merchandise, ticket packages, giveaways, theme nights, and social media events". Details on the promotions have not been announced yet.

Cunningham revealed that the premiere for Game of Thrones Season 7 would have something "special".

While HBO has not set a firm date to begin season 7 of the show, Deadline reports the partnership will take place this summer. That's still not an exact date, but at least it's more precise than "I dunno, eventually".

The league has partnered with Marvel and "Star Wars" for promotions in the past, but the "Games of Thrones" partnership is expected to be bigger.

Teams planning to participate include the Diamondbacks, Red Sox, Reds, White Sox, Astros, Dodgers, Royals, Marlins, Brewers, Twins, Athletics, Phillies, Pirates, Mariners, Giants, Cardinals, Rangers, Rays, and Nationals.

The Sun reported that the site listed June 25 as the airdate for Season 7, episode 1.

"Now that winter has arrived on 'Game of Thrones, ' executive producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual when the weather is changing", Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming said. The shooting for Game of Thrones Season 8 will start in September, he said. In addition, it will appeal to millennials - a group that the league wants to reach. Are we going to see dragon's flying over the stadiums while games are on? Major deals like this aren't unheard of, but it feels a little odd for Game of Thrones to be used this way. Will MLB players appear in promotional videos with GoT actors?

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