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Old 07-25-16, 12:45 PM
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Game of Thrones (HBO) -- Season 7 News, Rumors, Castings and More -- 7/16/17

Might as well start a generic season 7 news thread than keep bumping the season 6, episode 10 thread over and over.

http://www.ew.com/article/2016/07/18...rones-season-7

Biggest news so far. 7 episode 7th season and will debut next summer.

Summer is coming.

HBO is officially confirming some major changes for Game of Thrones.

Season 7 of the fantasy sensation will not return until summer 2017 – pushing back from the show’s usual strategy of premiering each edition of the series in the spring (typically April).

Also, the network is confirming for the first time that next edition will consist of seven episodes (a pull back from the show’s usual 10 hours).

Plus, HBO added that the next season will be shot in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland. It’s been a couple years since the Thrones team used Iceland for significant shooting, having primarily used the location for North of the Wall scenes when Jon Snow was embedded with the Wildlings camp.

“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.”

Benioff and Weiss also recently told the UFC Unfiltered podcast that production was getting a later start this year to film in wintery locations, which prompted speculation that the show’s return date might also be pushed. “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 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).

The producers have previously told EW they wanted to cap the hit series at 73 hours, with seven episodes next year, and six in an eighth-and-final season. (“We’ve known for several years now how many hours, roughly, we want it to go, it hasn’t changed,” Benioff said.) HBO has not yet confirmed anything about season 8, however, so that part of their plan is not yet official.

Thrones has managed to ratchet up its production values with each season, and having fewer episodes will likely allow more time for the team to polish every hour of the show. The producers have tapped directors Alan Taylor, Jeremy Podeswa, Mark Mylod, and Matt Shakman for next season.

Thrones season 6 broke HBO ratings records once again with episodes averaging more than 23 million viewers, 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.


Season 7 "In-Production" Teaser. Looks like footage of the crew building new sets.

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I don't like the lesser episodes, but if they tell the full stories and end it well then so be it...
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That's a long wait. And only 7 Episodes was expected but still
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I don't like the lesser episodes, but if they tell the full stories and end it well then so be it...


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Whatever, I can wait. It's a few months later start than usual, no big deal. We've got plenty of things to tide us over and forget about GoT until then.
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Originally Posted by bluetoast View Post
Whatever, I can wait. It's a few months later start than usual, no big deal. We've got plenty of things to tide us over and forget about GoT until then.
I'm certainly looking forward to the S6 Blu-ray set coming out so I can rewatch The Door, Battle of the Bastards, and The Winds of Winter several times in my home theater to tide me over.
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These Winter scenes better be fuckin' amazing....
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The delay is Good News for The Americans, Mr. Robot and Better Call Saul. Gets Game of Thrones out of the 2016-2017 Emmy Eligibility period.
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http://www.ew.com/article/2016/07/30/game-thrones

Season 8 will be the final season
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Season 8 will be the final season
For those that don't bother reading the article, it states that they expect Season 8 to be only 6 episodes, but that the number hadn't been finalized. That's not many eps spread out over 2 years. I hope they increase the length of some of them to flesh out the story as necessary.
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For those that don't bother reading the article, it states that they expect Season 8 to be only 6 episodes, but that the number hadn't been finalized. That's not many eps spread out over 2 years. I hope they increase the length of some of them to flesh out the story as necessary.
With the delayed start to next season we would be looking at 13 episodes over what, the next 100 weeks? That is a mighty thin spread.
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Not that it helps with the rumor mill but the Kingslayer is sitting in front of me on this flight to Sweden...
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Not that it helps with the rumor mill but the Kingslayer is sitting in front of me on this flight to Sweden...
Shake his one good hand and convince him to off his sister. =)
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Game of Thrones Casts MMA Fighter Conor McGregor in Mystery Role
http://tvline.com/2016/12/09/game-of...t-mma-fighter/
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It's a small cameo without any lines. He's a pirate in Euron's crew.
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Season 7 will premiere 7/16/17.




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Spoiler:
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^ That seems like a BIG GODDAMNED SPOILER to put on an official poster.

Is that
Spoiler:
one of Dani's dragons corrupted or Wighted by the Night King, or is it some kind of ice dragon from beyond the wall?
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
^ That seems like a BIG GODDAMNED SPOILER to put on an official poster.

Is that
Spoiler:
one of Dani's dragons corrupted or Wighted by the Night King, or is it some kind of ice dragon from beyond the wall?
Still not sure it is real.
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I don't think that's an official poster...
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I don't think that's an official poster...
It's fan made.
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