At the end of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, fans were horrified to learn that the seventh season would be delayed until summer. GoT‘s showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss want to make sure that winter is Westeros is as realistic as possible so filming had to be pushed back in order to accommodate the changing weather in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland.
Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming said last year,“Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the story lines 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.”
Prior to today, we had no clue when would actually be seeing our beloved Jon Snow, but a leak on IMDB‘s website suggests that season 7 will premiere on June 25, 2017, exactly five months from today.
— GoT Source (@GoTsources) January 21, 2017
Though IMDB isn’t exactly the most accurate source all of the time, we think that this is a pretty likely premiere date coming about two and a half months after GoT normally premieres. If you go on to IMDB, the dates are no longer listed, but we assume that’s because HBO isn’t ready to reveal any details about season 7 just yet. While we await the offical word from HBO, we will be clinging on to this nugget as we await GoT’s return.