For Game of Thrones fans, the long wait between seasons is painful, and the 10 episodes we get each year feel all too brief.
But this year, it will be even harder: Not only will Season 7 feature just seven episodes instead of the usual 10, it will also be released at least a couple of months later than usual.
Needless to say, fans aren't exactly taking the news well...
On the plus side, less – I mean fewer – episodes means more time and budget spent on each individual episode. So hopefully we'll get an even bigger and better season than ever before in terms of quality, if not length.
MAYBE WE'LL EVEN GET SOME DECENT DIREWOLF SCREENTIME.
It also gives a bit more time for George R. R. Martin/the books to catch up to the show again.