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Game of Thrones Season 7 To Be Delayed

Game of Thrones show runners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have announced that HBO’s smash hit drama will launch its seventh season a bit later than its usual late spring start thanks, in part, to weather issues.

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It seems the arrival of Winter to Westeros means that the series cannot begin its filming during the high summer months (as it has in the past), meaning that production has been delayed to ensure that even the show’s most tropical locations have “some grim, grey weather,” according to Benioff and Weiss.

The seventh season, which dose not yet have a premiere date, will likely start airing a few months later than normal (in the past, the series has premiered anywhere from late March to late April), meaning that we can expect season seven some time next summer. As for an episode count, the season will be shorter than the traditional ten episodes of seasons one through six, clocking in at seven episodes. With only a finite amount of story left to tell, Benioff and Weiss have previously announced that the series will end following its eighth season, with each of the remaining two seasons shortened to fit the remaining story. The show is currently in the process of signing its remaining actors to additional deals for the eighth and final season.

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