‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere Date: Following Season 6 Finale, ‘GOT’ Creators Confirm Shorter Two Final Seasons [Spoilers]

The sixth season of Game of Thrones has now come to a close following the show’s epic finale on Sunday evening. However, that finale left a lot of questions to be answered and with at least ten months until the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 7, fans are going to have to wait a good while before those questions are answered.

According to Romper, when you take previous Game of Thrones season premieres into account, it’s pretty safe to assume that Season 7 will launch in April of 2017. However, exactly when in April remains to be seen, with seasons previously having started both at the beginning and end of the month. In fact, it’s safe to assume that work on the seventh season of Game of Thrones is well under way, with a number of returning and new cast members already signed for the new season, whilst the show’s writers nail down the story.

The Cast of HBO's Game of Thrones
The Cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones [Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images]
Following the events of Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 10, we now have a clear idea of exactly where the show’s seventh season is headed. It’s more than fair to say that Game of Thrones has now entered its endgame, with a number of key characters now in place to take on the events of the show’s final two seasons.

As aforementioned, Game of Thrones has been confirmed to conclude with two seasons. However, it’s been largely speculated that those two seasons will be considerably shorter than the ten-episode runs that we’ve seen with every season of Game of Thrones to date. According to Nerdist, the show’s creators, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, have confirmed that to be the case; with the show set to run for a total of 73 to 75 hours and with 60 hours already under its belt, that would leave the show with only 13 to 15 hours left in it.

It’s now pretty clear that Game of Thrones‘ showrunners are only looking to create two more seasons out of the show. However, the network responsible for distributing Game of Thrones have very different ideas, with HBO believed to be looking to squeeze as much content out of their fantasy drama as possible.


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There’s also a good deal of speculation around exactly where Game of Thrones will head for its final two seasons. The Season 6 finale left a lot of questions to be answered, and it’s likely the case that the show’s next season will start by doing exactly that. However, Game of Thrones‘ showrunners have also confirmed that Seasons 7 and 8 will be the most difficult to survive, suggesting that we’ll see a large portion of the show’s characters killed off before the victor sits on the Iron Throne.

Following the conclusion of Season 6, there’s now three key contenders for the Iron Throne. Cersei Lannister has completed her prophecy and now sits firmly on the throne. However, her reign may not be a long one, with Daenerys Targaryen headed for Westeros with an army of her own. At the same time, Jon Snow has now been declared King of the North and with the revelation that he is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen, Jon also looks set for the Iron Throne as its true heir.

Game of Thrones will return in April 2017 for the first of its final two seasons, which will ultimately decide the winner.

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