Winter isn’t coming yet: ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 delayed

The episode count in the seventh season will also be cut down to seven from ten. (Photo courtesy: HBO)

HBO’s darling fantasy drama ‘Game of Thrones’ upcoming season is set to be delayed and will be shorter than the usual 10-episode long predecessor series, according to reports on Monday.

The newest season, the seventh, will debut in the summer of 2017 rather than the usual spring debut. The episode count will also be cut down to seven from ten.

“I think we’re down to our final 13 episodes after this season. We’re heading into the final lap,” said showrunner David Benioff. “That’s the guess, though nothing is yet set in stone, but that’s what we’re looking at.”

Rumors are floating over how these 13 episodes will be split, with many assuming a seven-episode seventh season and a six episode eighth and final season.

The series, which is based on the books of the same name, aired on HBO in April 2011 and has taken the world by storm over the past six years.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51