It’s official: Game of Thrones will return with 7 episodes in summer 2017

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Jul 19, 2016 15:32 IST
Jon Snow will have to deal with the winds of winter.

The production of the seventh season of HBO’s hit fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones is set to begin later this summer.

Production of the seven-episode seventh season will be based in Northern Ireland, while additional portions will be filmed in Spain and Iceland.

The premiere of the seventh season is slated for summer 2017 on HBO internationally and on Star World Premiere HD in India.

Read: Game of Thrones season finale spoiler-free review: The Winds of Winter

“Now that winter has arrived on Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and DB 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,” Casey Bloys, President, HBO Programming, said in a statement.

“Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we are moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule,” she added.

Read: Blame the winter. Literally: Game of Thrones 7 to start shooting late

The directors of the seventh season 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 Emmy nominations for its sixth season.

Read: Game of Thrones breaks Emmy records again with 23 nominations

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