When it comes to television, no one keeps a tighter wrap on spoilers than HBO’s Game of Thrones. Rumors are that each cast member’s contract contains a clause that if they leak any spoilers, Melisandre is legally allowed to sacrifice them to the Red God. However, accidents do happen.
Actor Liam Cunningham, who plays the worthy Davos Seaworth, recently spoke to the Irish Independent and may have unintentionally let a rough premiere date slip.
“I’ve been disappointing various people around the world because it was meant to come out in April,” Cunningham said. “It’s July now, I think.”
Fans have been aware of the delayed start date for some time, but it was always assumed that the seventh season would kick off in June at the latest. Now, we may have to wait until mid-summer to revisit Westeros. Major bummer.
On the bright side, Cunnigham teased something big for the opener this year.
“There’s going to be a launch and something special happening this year for the premiere. The bad news is, there will only be seven episodes and the final season starts [shooting] again as far as I know in September.”
Unfortunately, that final season will likely only consist of six episodes, so fans should treasure every single moment of Game of Thrones we have left. The Iron Throne won’t be around for long. As for that “something special” Cunningham teased, feel free to speculate to your heart’s content in the comments section below.