Summer is coming! HBO announced today that it will begin shooting Game of Thrones Season 7 this summer. The seven-episode season will be based in Northern Ireland, while additional portions will be filmed in Spain and Iceland. Game of Thrones Season 7 is slated to debut 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 Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”
Game of Thrones Season 7 directors will include Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa, Matt Shakman and Alan Taylor. An HBO release says that locations for shooting in Spain will include Sevilla, Caceres, Almodovar del Rio, Santiponce, Zumaia and Bermeo.
The hugely popular series last week received 23 Primetime Emmy nominations, the most of any nominee for the third straight year. Nominations this year include Outstanding Drama Series, two nods for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington), three nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Maisie Williams) and more.
Credits for the upcoming Game of Thrones Season 7 include executive producers 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; and producers Chris Newman, Greg Spence and Lisa McAtackney.