It certainly makes sense that almost everyone would be excited for “Game of Thrones” season 7 to air on HBO. However, we now know that if nothing else, it may take longer than usual to get any details from production.
Speaking in a new interview on a UFC podcast, show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss make it clear that they are not starting filming as early for season 7 as they have in the past, with one of the reasons for that being that they want to capture the mood of the show and the spirit of winter more than they have so far in the series’ run.
As for if this will impact the premiere date for next season, that remains to be seen since this show does have to go through a lengthy post-production before it can go on the air. One thing that may alter the process slightly is that this time around, there are only rumored to be seven episodes, and that may help the turnaround as opposed to the typical ten. HBO has yet to confirm any of the official plans that are out there, but for the time being, the assumption is that we are going to have seven episodes this season, and then next week we’re going to do our best to close things off with five more.
Given where we are right now in the story, with Dany heading off on a ship potentially to Westeros, we imagine that there is going to be potentially more anticipation for the series’ future than there has been in some time … and that is really saying something.
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