No sooner had Season 6 come to its climatic ending had reports started to surface regarding the next season. Reports suggested that due to hotter than usual weather, filming would be delayed on Season 7 and that with the possible end to the show looming, a much shorter length than the usual ten episodes would be the reality.
Well today HBO has indeed confirmed that Season 7 has been delayed, now having a possible Summer 2017 air date and that it would be a shorter season with just seven episodes. In a statement Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming says in a statement:
“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.”
HBO also announced that the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD release date has been moved up, and will now have a November 15th release. The season will also be available digitally from August 1st.