Game of Thrones season 7 might not start filming until next year
Game of Thrones will film in Iceland in 2017, according to Icelandic news site Visir.
GoT bosses announced earlier this month that the release date for season 7 of HBO’s beloved fantasy series would be pushed back owing to the need to film scenes during the winter months. In the series, seasons are unnaturally long, but the much-talked-about Westerosi winter has finally come into fruition.
In previous years, Game of Thrones has started filming in the summer months to adhere to a spring release the next year. For example, filming on season six started in July 2015 for an April 2016 broadcast.
Game of Thrones previously filmed in Iceland in its second and third seasons, where it doubled as the Northern lands “beyond the wall” – which suffered Westeros’ harshest, coldest climate. The return of Winter may mean the snowy landscapes are required yet again, but could also mean the characters are set for a trip north of the wall. Or could the wall itself be coming down?
If filming did begin in early 2017, fans will be looking at a late Autumn release at the earliest – possibly even a winter broadcast – meaning fans could be facing a break of eighteen months between seasons.