It’s summertime, but winter is almost here. HBO has announced production on the seventh season of its Game of Thrones TV show will begin later this summer. The seven episodes of Game of Thrones, season seven, will be filmed in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland. The show is slated to premiere later than usual in 2017. While GoT typically premieres in April, expect the seventh season to debut in summer.
Directors announces for Game of Thrones season seven are: Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa, Matt Shakman, and Alan Taylor. The cast includes recent Emmy nominees: Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, and Maisie Williams. Sophie Turner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Iain Glenn also star.
As reported earlier this month, the production started later than usual on purpose, to allow the crew to better depict winter in Westeros.
Get the details from this HBO press release.
EMMY®- AND GOLDEN GLOBE-WINNING HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES TO BEGIN PRODUCTION ON SEASON SEVEN THIS SUMMER
LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2016 — The Emmy®- and Golden Globe-winning series GAME OF THRONES will begin shooting its next season later this summer, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. Production of the seven-episode seventh season will be based in Northern Ireland, while additional portions will be filmed in Spain and Iceland, with debut slated for summer 2017 on HBO.
“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.”
Season seven directors will include Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa, Matt Shakman and Alan Taylor.
Locations for shooting in Spain will include Sevilla, Caceres, Almodovar del Rio, Santiponce, Zumaia and Bermeo.
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).
Season seven credits: The executive producers of GAME OF THRONES are David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger and Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin and Bryan Cogman; producers, Chris Newman, Greg Spence and Lisa McAtackney.
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