The seventh season of Game of Thrones is well underway. Read on to find out when, where, and how to watch episode six, Death is the Enemy, and the rest of the season.
When can I watch the new episode of Game of Thrones?
The next episode of Game of Thrones, Death is the Enemy, will be broadcast on Sunday 20 August at 9pm EST, and at the same time in the UK, meaning that night owls can catch it at 2am on Monday.
If you're waiting to watch it at a more reasonable hour, it will be aired again in the UK at 9pm on Monday, on Sky Atlantic or NowTV – and promises even more bloody skirmish from the key contenders for the Iron Throne.
Finally we see Jon Snow and his gang of wildling warriors do battle with the white walkers in their somewhat madcap attempt to capture one of the lethal undead to give a show-and-tell session to Cersei.
Meanwhile, things continue to be grim up north for Sansa and Arya and Tyrion is looking increasingly uncomfortable advising Daenerys in who not to burn next. Speaking of burning things, Beric Dondarrion is back, and has the fanciest flaming sword we're yet to see in Westeros.
What time is Game of Thrones on in the UK?
Every week, the latest episode airs in the US at 9pm and is aired simultaneously in the UK at 2am on Sky Atlantic and on on-demand service Now TV, meaning dedicated British fans can watch at the same time as people over the pond.
However if you're confident you can avoid spoilers for a day you can wait until Monday evening, when both Sky Atlantic and Now TV repeat the episode at a more UK-friendly time of 9pm.
Where can I watch it?
Plus, if you're not willing to skirt spoiler-heavy headlines over the Monday but can't bear the idea of staying up until the early hours, you can watch the latest episode any time after 2am on Monday using either service.
How many episodes will there be in season 7?
While all six seasons of Game of Thrones so far have had 10 episodes, executive producers David Benioff and DB Weiss revealed last year that the final two seasons (7 and 8) will be shorter. Season 7 will have seven episodes and season 8 will have six – however fans fearing they'll see less action don't need to worry.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year: “Everything happened quicker than I’m used to… a lot of things that normally take a season now take one episode." The final episode of of this season is set to run for a whopping 81 minutes.
Why is this season airing later in the year?
For years we've been waiting for winter to come – and, finally, in season six it did. This means that filming has had to take place later in the year, leading the latest season to air a little later than its usual April start date.
Benioff and Weiss told the UFC Unfiltered podcast last year: "Winter is here – and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more. So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot."
What can we expect from the new season?
Rumours have been swirling around the new season ever since last year's finale, with fans assuming Daenerys will finally revisit Westeros, the Starks will reunite, and the White Walkers will keep pushing south. But will Daenerys meet Westeros' most recent royal, Cersei? Will Jon Snow take on The Night King again? And will The Mountain finally fight The Hound?
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