Season 7 of HBO's hit series "Game of Thrones" will be aired only in the summer of 2017, the network has revealed. "Game of Thrones" has always aired in the March-April time period, but this time around, the air date has been delayed to accommodate the arrival of winter in Westeros.
"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," Caey Bloys, President, HBO Programming, said in a statement. "Instead of the show's traditional spring debut, we're moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule."
Season 7 is slated for summer 2017 on HBO internationally and Star World Premiere HD in India. The upcoming season will have seven episodes and a major part of the production will be based in Northern Ireland and additional portions will be filmed in Spain and Iceland. The locations in Spain will include Sevilla, Caceres, Almodovar del Rio, Santiponce, Zumaia and Bermeo.
When the show returns, it will once again solve a cliffhanger related to Kit Harington's Jon Snow.
The Season 6 finale revealed the truth about Jon Snow's parentage when Bran Stark took viewers back to the Tower of Joy. We saw Ned Stark comforting his sister Lyanna who had just given birth to a son. Before dying, she requested her brother to take her son and raise him as him without revealing his true identity, possibly to prevent anyone from harming the new Targaryen prince. She also whispered the baby's name, and although it wasn't audible to viewers, some have come to the conclusion that Jaehaerys.
"If Lyanna was in love with Rhaegar (as seems likely), it makes sense for their son to have a Targaryen traditional name like his siblings Aegon and Rhaenys," Redditor sparkledavisjr wrote. Jaehaerys would be a good pick as the name isn't associated with any real negative connotations, like Aerys, Maegor, etc. Not only is Jaehaerys the great-grandfather of Jon, he was the King who received the "ORIGINAL PROPHECY" about the prince who was promised from the woods witch with Jenny of Oldstones.