Game of Thrones Season 7 release will be coming a few months later than planned because guess what?winter?s not coming. Or at least it?s coming a bit late, and the weather is too warm to film winter scenes.
According to the New York Post, producers of the 38-time Emmy Award-winning show pushed their premiere broadcast back to summer, while previous series had debuted in the spring.
?We?re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ?Winter is here??and that means that sunny weather doesn?t really serve our purposes anymore,? showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss said. They added that they don?t have an air date yet, but that it will probably be a little bit later.
This is why they pushed everything down the schedule, so that they can get grim grey weather even in the sunnier places that they shoot.
No concrete plans for prequel
Season 7 will feature only seven episodes instead of the usual 10. It was earlier announced that Jim Broadbent of the Harry Potter franchise would be joining the new season?s cast. Murder She Wrote star Angela Lansbury was also reported to be in talks for a cameo role.
HBO?s Casey Bloys also confirmed that Season 8 would be the last. But he commented on the possibility of a spinoff show. According to Bloys, ?We?ve talked about it. It?s not something I?m opposed to, but it has to make sense creatively.? He added that although they are open to it, there are no concrete plans yet.
During the Emmys, George R.R. Martin was asked about the possibility of a prequel. He revealed that he has a wealth of material and fake history that led to Game of Thrones. He knows, though, that he has yet to finish Winds of Winter first, plus the two seasons left of the show.
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