Game of Thrones has just finished its sixth season, and now we finally have some details about the seventh season! HBO has confirmed some major details about the new season, fans originally thought that the new season would be released next winter, however we have now been told that the 7th season will be out in time for next summer.

Game of Thrones Season 7 out next June/July

The show usually airs in April or May but this time the wait will be longer than usual, we are predicting its release in around June or July, as it is doubtful that it would be released in August.

The production and filming of the new season apparently began on the 14th July and will run through until the fall.

The president of HBO programming, Casey Bloys revealed the reasons for the slight delay, saying “Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the story-lines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little alter than usual, when the weather is changing”.

Game of Thrones Season 7 only 7 episodes long

Something else that we have found out is how many episodes there will be in the new season, normally a season is made up of 10 episodes, however this time producers have revealed that Season 7 will contain just seven episodes. Following trends and predictions Season 8 is likely to contain even less and may have just 6 episodes.

The filming of the 7th season will mostly be filmed in Spain. Northern Ireland and Iceland.

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The end of the sixth season got past the end of the novels and had to include information that hadn’t even been written about yet. Even the novel writer George R.R Martin never expected the show to reach the end of the books, let alone overtake them, he addressed it on his blog earlier this year saying he “never thought the series could possible catch up with the books, but it has. The show moved faster than I anticipated and I moved more slowly.

Game of Thrones Season 7 and the new novels will not be exactly the same

Martin did however add that fans and viewers should not expect the show and the books to follow the exact same turn of events, he said that fans should absolutely enjoy both but should enjoy them separately, he said “Some of the ‘spoilers’ you may encounter on the show may not be spoilers at all...because the show and the books have diverged, and will continue to do so.”