Games of Thrones fans will have to wait longer than usual for the next season. HBO typically premieres each season of the fantasy epic in the spring. Season seven, however, won’t debut until summer 2017.
In another blow to fans, for the first time in the show’s history the new season will consist of only seven episodes, down from the standard 10.
The 8th and final season is also widely tipped to only run for seven episodes.