Game of Thrones season 7 details revealed

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The epic drama is set to begin production a little later than usual in order to benefit from gloomier weather that will be instrumental to the show. Game of Thrones season 7 will also be debuting later than usual.

HBO programming president, Casey Bloys, had this to say about the show:

“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.”

They also announced that the seventh season will comprise of 7 episodes, 3 less than the usual 10 episodes per season format that has remained the same for the past six seasons of Game of Thrones. The directors for the next season were also announced and these include Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa, Matt Shakman, and Alan Taylor.

Game of Thrones season seven will film in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland. Among the locations in Spain are Sevilla, Caceres, Almodovar del Rio, Santiponce, Zumaia, and Bermeo.

Last week, Game of Thrones received 23 Emmy nominations, topping the list of nominees 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).

Game of Thrones will be participating at this year’s San Diego Comic Con where fans can join a special GoT Scavenger Hunt.