As the show’s producers, David Benioff and DB Weiss, suggested in a story last week, HBO has now confirmed that Game of Thrones season seven will not debut until summer 2017, later the usual March/April start dates for previous seasons.
Also, instead of the usual 10 episodes, season seven will only feature seven, as rumoured.
Casey Bloys, HBO’s president of programming, said in a statement. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.” Benioff and Weiss implied that with winter having finally arrived on the show, the needed to move filming to later in the year to make the most of a more wintery feel to locations.
Locations for season seven will include Northern Ireland, Spain and Iceland. [via Entertainment Weekly]