Game of Thrones is currently gearing up its seventh and penultimate season over at HBO. We've known for a while that the drama would be airing later than usual in the TV schedule, but HBO really hasn't given us a clear indication of when the Season 7 episodes will air. However, recently some dates were leaked on IMDB, indicating that Game of Thrones would be hitting the schedule on June 25. Take a look:
Honestly, these dates, pulled by GoT Source, aren't wholly coming out of nowhere. Game of Thrones usually premieres in the spring, but HBO recently announced that the final season of The Leftovers would be airing in the spring timeslot. That series hits the schedule on April 16. With that in mind, it makes sense that HBO might want to hold Game of Thrones for its big summer timeslot, a timeslot that used to be occupied by True Blood a few short seasons ago. But not so fast.
IMDB, bless its heart, is not necessarily the most accurate of sources. It is a site that is open to be updated in a variety of ways and its information is not always the most up-to-date. For instance, we once caught an IMDB page listing a fake episode description for SpongeBob SquarePants in which SpongeBob was killed and Patrick got into conflict with Iran. More on that ludicrous plotline, here.
In terms of the Game of Thrones premiere date, if you go to Game of Thrones' IMDB page, you will see that there are no longer dates attached to the Season 7 episodes. Someone wasn't happy about the June 25 date being listed. Maybe it's because that date is untrue. And maybe it's because HBO isn't ready to announce the Season 7 premiere date, yet.
What we do know about the upcoming episodes is that production started later this TV season, thanks to the Game of Thrones team needing to shoot more scenes in winter settings. Sunny weather will be out in Season 7 and more grey weather will be in. Because there will be fewer episodes in Season 7, there was at first a hope that we might still get new episodes around the same time as usual, but as the months have worn on, it has become clearer and clearer that won't be happening. At least the show isn't dealing with a year plus delay, like Westworld is.