Game of Thrones has always shot midway through the year, to the point that Comic-Con appearances only ever offered new cast or bonus material from the stars, but with Season 7 pushed later into 2017, this year’s attendees got a special treat. Preview the making of Game of Thrones Season 7 in a first official teaser!
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It'll be a cold winter waiting for Game of Thrones Season 7 next summer, but that didn't stop the ever-expanding cast from assembling at Comic-Con 2016 to excite fans and tease what's ahead. Filming won't begin until later this year, but what major details did the major Game-players reveal from the assembled cast in San Diego? Our full panel report!
The collective groan heard across the planet as Game of Thrones confirmed a delay for Season 7 should have tipped us off to the size of its audience, but weeks after the Season 6 finale, we have some harder numbers. The HBO drama has officially surpassed 25 million viewers, thanks in part to streaming platforms like HBO GO and HBO NOW.
Just a scant few hours ago, Game of Thrones broke hearts with the news that a shorter Season 7 would indeed arrive later in 2017 than expected, but there’s good news yet. Not only has HBO confirmed an official Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD for November, you can check out the cover art and first features right now.
Now that the mystery of Game of Thrones Season 6 has come to an end, the final seasons remained an open question for HBO, between reports of truncated episode orders and delayed production. Now, we finally know that Season 7 will get underway this summer, aiming for a Summer 2017 premiere with seven episodes.
Game of Thrones bosses David Benioff and Dan Weiss haven’t followed up to confirm a potential 13 episodes between Seasons 7 and 8, let alone the later production date to accommodate winter weather, but we may yet have our first new clue. Reports suggest Game of Thrones Season 7 will shoot partly in Iceland in early 2017, but what does that mean for a start date?
Game of Thrones is normally one to employ its most gruesome and spectacular visuals in moderation, a point well-embodied by The Mountain’s undead (but heavily concealed) transformation. Season 6 offered a brief glimpse of the horror in shadow, but gaze for yourself into Ser Gregor Clegane’s putrid new visage.
Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin may not agree with every change the HBO adaptation makes, but that wouldn’t push him so far as too root for an Outlander Emmy over his own series, would it? The author claims “Outlander was robbed” at this week’s Emmy nominations, even if certain Game of Thrones stars finally got their due.
The sixth season of Game of Thrones made clearer than ever where author George R.R. Martin draws the line at confirming book twists spoiled by the HBO series, but that doesn’t mean the Game of Thrones creator signs off on every adaptational change. Showrunners reveal that Martin has at least a few disagreements with the HBO adjustments, even if he’s “a grown-up and a gentleman about it.”
Gee, isn't it nice to not have to wake up at 5:30 A.M. for the 2016 Emmy nominations? Either way, the big announcement is finally here, as presented by black-ish star Anthony Anderson and Gilmore Girls returnee Lauren Graham, so let’s find out what we're all angry about/celebrating this year at the Emmys!