HBO have confirmed that the next season of Game of Thrones will have a shorter episode count this time around – and arrive later than normal.
Confirming previous rumours, the network revealed that the seventh season will see seven episodes instead of the regular ten.
In other season seven news, President of HBO programming Casey Bloys also revealed that the new season will premiere in the Summer of 2017, and the reason why – confirming what showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss claimed earlier this month.
“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.”
An exact air date is yet to be confirmed.