"Now I couldn't possibly comment on a romantic relationship between Brienne and Tormund," Christie teased. "But what I am interested in is melting this ice."
And I guess this would be a nifty bit of marketing if the video didn't break -- twice. After a second (and third) attempt, and a little over an hour total waiting, the live video was watched by more than 140,000 viewers concurrently and July 16, 2017 was announced as the premiere date for Game of Thrones Season 7.
Then they dropped this (pretty frightening) teaser: "The great war is here," and everything's going to hell in season 7 apparently.