No, it’s not too early to get excited about the return of Game of Thrones. With the HBO hit’s sixth run now over, thoughts are inevitably turning to the next season… and how much longer the fantasy epic can run.
Is the end in sight? Here’s everything you need to know.
Game of Thrones season 7 release date: When’s it on?
HBO has made a habit of debuting new GoT episodes in the spring – ordinarily in early April. But this year, it’ll launch a little later, in the summer months.
“We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here’ – and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more,” showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss confirmed.
“So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot.”
Makes sense… not that it helps to soothe our broken hearts.
GoT‘s return date was apparently leaked by IMDb – with a post suggesting June 25 as an air date for the premiere.
But this info was swiftly removed from the site – and let’s not forget that data on IMDb can be edited by the site’s users. HBO is yet to officially confirm when the show will be back.
Filming will wrap in February – with Emilia Clarke having already completed work on the “mind-blower” new season.