It such a sad news here as we’re going to have to wait until summer to see the impacts of winter on the world of Game of Thrones : – (
HBO (Game of Thrones Maker) confirmed that season 7 of Game of Thrones will debut in summer 2017 rather than spring, as it has in previous years.
President of programming Casey Bloys said the following in a statement:
“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. Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”
Along with confirming the delay, HBO also revealed that the show’s seventh season would consist of just 7 episodes, rather than the standard 10.
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have explained in several interviews that the show has becoming increasingly difficult to shoot as the years have gone on, and that there is only so much story left to tell at this point.