HBO has just made a big announcement regarding Game of Thrones season 7 and it just confirms the bad news that Game of Thrones season 7 will be delayed and that there will only be 7 episodes in the season instead of 10 episodes. Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming made the following announcement today.
“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. Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”
Usually Game of Thrones premieres it’s season in spring, but this time they have decided to debut season 7 during summer as the showrunners had said that the new season will be delayed as winter hasn’t yet arrived at most of their filming locations. There were also reports which stated that Game of Thrones might return to Iceland for season 7 and now this announcement has confirmed the return to Iceland for filming.
The upcoming season will be shot in Northern Ireland, while additional portions will be filmed in Spain, and Iceland. They even mentioned the locations in Spain where the filming is going to happen and it includes Sevilla, Caceres, Almodovar del Rio, Santiponce, Zumaia and Bermeo. The directors for season 7 have also been confirmed and the episodes in season 7 will be directed by Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa, Matt Shakman and Alan Taylor.