The news comes on the same day it emerged Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin has seen another of his books, Nightflyers, given the greenlight by Syfy in the U.S. and Netflix internationally.
Last year, hackers were able to get their hands on several episodes, prompting HBO to air them before the release date. Inn addition to this, this delay can give ample time for George R.R. Martin, the author, more time to waork on other projects such as his next book, "The Winds of Winter" which he said would be released this year. The new season is executive produced by Benioff and Weiss along with Bernadette Caulfield, Frank Doelger, and Carolyn Strauss. Of those, 12.1 million watched the episode as it aired, making it the most-watched episode in series history. Some of its seven episodes were more than an hour long.
Filming for the final season started in October past year, and is expected to continue until mid-2018.
Showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss announced in 2016 it would finish with 13 episodes spread over a final two seasons.
Limbeck: It's bye, bye Vikings in the first round
TE Kyle Rudolph, bothered by an ankle injury the past three weeks, wore a walking boot in the locker room after the game. Joe Berger will move over to center from right guard and Jeremiah Sirles will replace Easton, who is out of the season.
Paris Hilton confirms engagement to Chris Zylka
This will be the first marriage for Hilton, who was previously engaged to model Jason Shaw and Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis. I was shaking as I put it on. "Thank you for showing me that fairytales do exist", The Simple Life star wrote.
Mega Millions Jackpot Jumps To $361 Million
The Mega Millions drawing will take place Tuesday night, offering players an annuity jackpot of $343 million, paid over 29 years. Mega Millions has odds of one in 302.6 million and Powerball is slightly better at one in 292.2 million.
Americans dead in Costa Rica plane crash
Shocking pictures showing the burning wreckage of the plane at the crash site have been released by Costa Rican authorities. Cubillo said the same plane was delayed in arriving that morning in Punta Islita from San Jose due to strong winds.