David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter and Miguel Sapochnik will be the directors for the new season.
Since then, star Sophie Turner let slip in a recent interview that she didn't expect the show to come back until next year either.
If reports are to be believed, the episodes of the upcoming series will be longer compared to the previous ones.
It will be a long wait for Game of Thrones (GOT) fans as they will have to wait for more than a year to see the final end of the award-winning saga.
White House calls on Iran to respect citizens' rights amid rallies
Her comments came after days of widespread Iranian protests, which started in response to the country's economic conditions. We must not be silent. "We don't think we need a Band-Aid, and we don't think we need to smile and take a picture".
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.
In the other news, GOT fans who are disappointed with the delayed release of the show, here's something to cheer up.
The delay is suspected to give Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin a window to release his long-awaited novel The Winds of Winter from his Fire and Blood series.
Aside from directing, Benioff and Weiss will be writing the new season, alongside Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill. Benioff and Weiss executive produce along with Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield. The Season 7 is co-executive produce by George R.R. Martin, Vince Gerardis, Guymon Casady, and Cogman. After all, a final season airing January 1, 2019 is a rather different for fans than one airing December 31, 2019. If part of that hope was the chance that the finale season of Game of Thrones would show up on HBO at some point, they might have to learn to deal with the disappointment now.