GAME OF THRONES Starting Production on Season Seven

By Jef Dinsmore on Jul 18, 2016 to Game of Thrones


The following is not a lot of information, but radical fans of GAME OF THRONES take any news they can get. Well, Season Seven is soon underway. That should make you happy. Here is what we know via an official press release.  



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.


  • Vi Bird

    So when, ACTUALLY, is the airing of the first episode of season 7?

  • Weds

    I wonder what this means for the spring scheduling spot. They’ve got options…

    Big Little Lies, Sharp Objects, or even The Deuce could all drop in that time frame, I guess.

    Or perhaps one of those is paired with the final season of The Leftovers, which should drop in January?

    Hard to say, because I imagine they’ll still want to pair Game of Thrones with Silicon Valley and Veep. But does that mean Girls is pushed back and paired with a new comedy during the spring time slot?

    Next year is going to be an interesting one for HBO.

    • The Deuce is going to be closest. I’d bet on that one. With Leftovers moving to the January slot. This is actually okay for HBO. Summertime wont hurt GoT ratings and Spring was too stacked with Veep and SV already. Spread it out and add new shows in GoT’s old timeslot for a solid launch of a new show.

      • Weds

        So what joins Girls in the January time slot? Any new comedies that may be close to airing by that time? Barry, perhaps?

        • billy


    • billy

      could be the mini series “Master of the Air” takes the spring line up(formally “the Mighty Eight”

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