As you may remember, Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss had previously stated that the upcoming seventh season of the show might be shorter and may not arrive until later than we’re used to.
Unfortunately, we now know that both of these rumors are true as the president of HBO programming confirmed the news saying:
“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.”
On top of that, they also confirmed that the next season will only be seven episodes long and will be shot in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland.
The most recent season of GoT found ever MORE success as it continued to break HBO ratings records as episodes averaged more than 23 million views — including streaming, repeats, and DVR playback. Oh, and not to mention, it was nominated for 23 primetime Emmys last week!
Will you have the patience to wait for summer for more GoT episodes?!