HBO’s wildly popular Game of Thrones will be entering its seventh season, and along with a change in season, we’ll also be seeing a change in the number of episodes for this upcoming season.

Unlike in seasons 1-6, where each season had 1o episodes, season 7 will only have 7 episodes. As well, there will be a delay in production, meaning that the season will arrive to audiences in the summer of 2017 rather than the usual springtime release.

“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,” HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys said in a press release. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”

Season 7 will film in Northern Ireland, Spain and Iceland, with hopefully some interesting conclusions to some of the character’s stories. The new season is also uncharted territory for all, since Game of Throne’s season 6 went past George R. Martin’s books on the universe. This means that, for once, the TV show watchers will have more spoilers for the book readers than the typical other way around

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