game of the Thrones season 7 news and release date

game of the Thrones season 7 news and release date

In news that is not surprising at all, but is still frustrating, especially for me, HBO will not be providing all the early episodes of the Game of Thrones season 7 for the critics to review.

This is a uniquely unique aspect of the Game of Thrones, as it is the only series in the TV industry that has declined to make all screeners renowned TV reviewers and journalists for the second consecutive year. This is actually useful, however, because the Game of Thrones is also the only series to have a big leak if someone ruins it for the rest of the industry by clicking on BitTorrent the first four episodes of the Game of Thrones season 5 in 2015. Since this incident, HBO has changed from DVD screeners to a safer alternative, but the Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D. B White understandably remained cautious on the arrangement.

Still for someone who spent hours on every single Game of Thrones of throne, I can attest that this still felt like a gift from Ramsay Bolton. For the record, it was held by Entertainment Weekly.

game of thrones season 7 release date

Game of Thrones season 7 release date

The Game of Thrones season 7 release date is July 16, 2017.

Game of Thrones season 7 episodes

First, HBO did not broadcast surprisingly greenlit Game of Thrones for a season 7 before the season 6 even aired. Building on the week of hype for the premiere, the premium cable network nonchalantly confirmed a seventh season at the end of April, but revealing not revealed the length.

We now know that it will be seven episodes, something that Benioff and Weiss have hinted for months. But also worth mentioning is that at this time, season 8 looks ready, only a mere six episodes.

Benioff and Weiss also confirmed this is the game-even when chatting with deadline after season 6 completed. On the final, Benioff said, "There are two more seasons that we are talking about." From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing it in 70-75 hours, and that's what we end up with. Call it 73 for now.

This seems to confirm that season 7 will remain on their initial plan as a seven-episode affair. Yet, maybe you'll realize you need an extra or two episodes in Season 8, so we'll get more than just six hours for the last year?

Even while recently chatting with EW, Dan Weiss and David Benioff, the Game of Thrones co-creator and runners, confirmed that season 7 is the longest episode in the series ' run, which stretches one of two episodes that spans the traditional 60-minute format. But brace yourself, because as in the best George R.R. Martin tradition, there are some tears to share with your joy.

"We have two episodes over 60 Minutes this year," said Weiss EW's James Bomb.

But then Benioff added, "You will be our longest episode ever--it comes in about 90 minutes." Another will be our shortest episode at 50 minutes.

So two long episodes, one of which surpasses the epic 69-minute finale, and another that is the shortest yet. You know at least that at 50 minutes, the special episode is still not as short as some 45-minute episodes we've seen in other HBO dramas. And this confirms that the Game of Thrones could challenge the Westworld season finale yet, which completed to a feature length run time.