The series aired in the US on Sunday 16th July. Because Sky Atlantic show the series at the same time as the US broadcast, the first time UK fans could watch season seven’s first episode was Monday 17th July at 2am. But don’t worry, the episode is repeated at the more UK-friendly time of 9pm. The episode is also available to watch NOW via Sky on Demand.
Why has Game of Thrones season seven been delayed?
The show has been pushed back because of a necessary shift in filming schedules. Basically, although the series will be released in the summer, season seven is going to be seriously chilly.
“Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” said president of HBO programming Casey Bloys.
What’s going to happen in Game of Thrones season 7?
“There are 15 more hours left in Thrones as we understand it, but that may change, but that’s as far as we know,” he added. “I think the scale and size of the set pieces, the world that is being created it’s just getting more and more extraordinary and they feel they need that time to shoot seven hours as opposed to ten.”
What’s the running time for each Game of Thrones episode?
The running time has yet to be confirmed, but if Ian Glen above is correct in his assertion that there are 15 hours of Game of Thrones left, that means some episodes will have to be longer than the typical 50 minute running time.
If there are 15 hours split into 13 episodes, that averages out at just over 69 minutes an episode.
Writers Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Brian Helgeland (Legend) and Carly Wray (Mad Men) are all involved in working on more stories set in George RR Martin’s world. It’s unlikely all these ideas will come to fruition, but it’s clear Thrones broadcaster HBO is working hard to ensure a legacy is in place…