The long-awaited sixth season of “Game of Throne” has been on hold for some time, and now HBO has announced that it will likely have to wait until 2017 to begin reworking the story.
“Game Of Throne” Season 6 is slated to premiere on May 13.
HBO did not elaborate on how much of the seventh season is being reworked, nor did it elaborate on when the season will premiere.
“We have been in discussions for some years with HBO and have a very clear plan for the next five seasons,” said a statement from the network.
“While we’re very excited to get the next season underway, we’ll not be able to say when.
Our intention is to have a season that will bring you the biggest, most exciting Game of Thrones yet.”
The series was originally slated to debut in spring 2018, but has been delayed until 2019.
“I don’t think we have the answer to this,” HBO president Michael Lombardo told Variety in December.
“Maybe they’ll figure it out later, but the answer is that we haven’t figured it out.”
HBO did, however, reveal that the show’s seventh season will feature a major new character, Daenerys Targaryen, and a major major new twist.
The season will be written by David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Marc Guggenheim, Bryan Cogman and Peter Dinklage.
The writers will also be the ones who decide what happens with the six-episode story arc, which saw a lot of the cast reunite for a fourth season in 2016.
“There are a lot more new characters than there were in season five, and the storylines and the characters are getting a lot bigger,” Beniof told Variety.
“This will be a huge leap forward in terms of our story.
I’m looking forward to it.”
“Game” Season 7 premieres on May 26, and will follow the final season of the show in 2019.