We’ve known for a long time now that Game of Thrones season 7 will be premiering this summer, later than usual. The crew held off on filming so it could shoot in naturally snowy conditions, winter having come to Westeros and all. That means we’ll have lots of realistically frigid landscapes to look forward to, but it also means we have to wait longer to see them. You win some, you lose some.
But we still don’t know exactly when during the summer it’ll premiere. In the northern hemisphere, the summer runs from June 20 through September 22. Where in there will we get our seven episodes of season 7? I have to know!
Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) may have dropped a hint when attending a World Vision breakfast at L’Ecrivain restaurant in Dublin yesterday. (Cunningham is a World Vision ambassador and traveled to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees on behalf of the charity last year.) Melanie Finn of the Irish Independent (pictured with Cunningham below) caught up with him and asked about Game of Thrones. “I’ve been disappointing various people around the world because it was meant to come out in April,” he said, which is when all but one of the of other seasons have aired. “It’s July now, I think.”
— Melanie Finn (@Melfinn1) February 23, 2017
July, huh? That’s probably a little later than a lot of fans were hoping, but note that he didn’t say he knows that’s when it will air, just that he thinks it. He continued:
There’s going to be a launch and something special happening this year for the premiere. The bad news is, there will only be seven episodes and the final season starts again as far as I know in September.
His note about filming on season 8 beginning in September tracks with what he said at the Golden Globes.