HBO just broke our hearts with this major changes for Game of Thrones’ season 7. We will have to wait much more longer for the next season. Not just that it’s also going to be shorter than the usual.
HBO announced that Season 7 will make it’s come back in summer 2017.Instead of the usual strategy of each edition of the series premiering in Spring (typically April). Also, for the very first time, this edition will consist of seven episodes rather than the usual 10 hours.
“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 Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”
They also added that, this season will be shot in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland. Iceland was lastly used a couple of years ago for North of the Wall scenes when Jon Snow was embedded with the Wildings camp.
“We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here and that means the 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.” (Usually the show begins production in July said Beniof and Weiss.
The series broke HBO ratings with episodes averaging more than 23 million viewers including including streaming, repeats and DVR playback The drama was also nominated for 23 primetime Emmys last week, more than any of other series for the third year running.
Giving the reasons for the delay, Season 7 will definitely be worth the wait.