We still don't have an official premiere date for the upcoming seventh season of HBO fantasy hit "Game of Thrones," but we may have a premiere month, if one of the show's stars is to be believed.

Actor Liam Cunningham, who plays Davos on the series, spilled the beans in a recent interview with Ireland's Independent, in which he discussed season seven's ever-evolving release schedule. According to the actor, though the premiere has been delayed several times (including thanks to the bitter wintry conditions filmmakers faced while shooting the show's authentic winter scenes), and only promised to debut sometime in summer 2017, it looks like we may finally know what month the series will be back.

"I've been disappointing various people around the world because it was meant to come out in April," Cunningham told the Independent. "It's July now, I think."

The actor also teased that there would be "a launch and something special happening this year for the premiere," though he declined to elaborate on the details of such an event. Season seven will be a short one -- only seven episodes total are slated to air this year -- and production on season eight is set to start sometime in September.

Now all we need is HBO to give us an official premiere date. Stay tuned.

[via: Independent]

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Game of Thrones
HBOTVMAApril 17, 2011
Based on 28 critics

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