Making Unusual Alliances
♦From The Making of Game Of Thrones blog on hbo.com, On his way to meet Daenerys, Jon is shocked to witness her massive dragons in flight. Take a look at the storyboard below. Warning: a few spoilers if you haven’t seen the third episode…
The seventh season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones started on HBO on 16 July 2017 and will conclude six weeks later on 27 August 2017. Unlike previous seasons that all consisted of ten episodes, the seventh season will consist of only seven episodes. Like the previous season, it will largely consist of original content currently not found in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, but also adapts material from the upcoming sixth and seventh novels The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. The series is adapted for television by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.
HBO ordered the seventh season on 21 April 2016, three days before the premiere of the show’s sixth season, and began filming on 31 August 2016. The season was filmed primarily in Northern Ireland, Spain and Iceland.
Game of Thrones features a large ensemble cast, including Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington. The season will introduce several new cast members, including Jim Broadbent and Tom Hopper.