Game of Thrones is set to begin production later this summer! The news was announced today by Casey Bloys, HBO programming president. The seven-episode seventh season will be based mostly in Northern Ireland, while additional production will occur in Spain (Locations will include Sevilla, Caceres, Almodovar del Rio, Santiponce, Zumaia and Bermeo) and Iceland.
“Now that winter has arrived on Game Of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” said Bloys. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”
Last week, Game of Thrones received 23 Primetime Emmy® nominations, the most of any nominee for the third year in a row. This year’s nominations include Outstanding Drama Series, 2 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington), 3 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams), Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Max von Sydow), 2 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Miguel Sapochnik, Jack Bender) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss).
Fans can expect season seven to premiere summer 2017! We may already be in countdown mode…