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SUMMER IS COMING

By: Ryan Jenkins
Game of Thrones will return in July for its seventh season, now heading for its epic plot climax since its screen adaptation from the book series in 2011. The television show has seen significant plot deviations from its initial source material ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’; so much so, that the comparison of the two mediums appear as completely different stories.
Bearing in mind the rising success of both the show and the book, we can expect the next season to be its biggest yet.

Here’s what we know so far

  • Although prior seasons have typically aired in either March or April, the next instalment will premier on July 16th.
  • Rumours have been circulating around the web stating that the next instalment of the book series titled ‘The Winds of Winter’ has been has been delayed until next year and that the TV series may be comprised of original material not found, or not yet found in the books.
  • HBO initially ordered the seventh season on April 21, 2016, only a few days before the premier of season six, with shooting locations based primarily in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland.

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  • The creators of the show state that the delay will give them the time they need to film in more appropriate weather. As reported by Den of Geek, in relation to this delay, the president of HBO programming Casey Bloys stated that “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.” The executive producers / showrunners being mentioned also reported on this, stating that “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 anymore,”
  • According to Digital Spy , the next season will consist of only seven episode instead of its traditional ten.
  • A promotional teaser trailer for the next season was released back in March, though footage mainly consisted of existing content in season 6. We have yet to see a full trailer of the upcoming season, though with the trailers usually being released months before the season air date, we should expect some new material any day now.
  • As posted by Enertainment Weekly HBO have confirmed that Four spin-off ideas are currently in development. Four high profile writers are said to be working on the project, which includes Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island), Jane Goldman (Kingsman: The Secret Service, X-Men: First Class), Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential) and Carly Wray (Mad Men). Apparently, some of these writers are working in conjunction with the book author G.R.R Martin himself, which would explain the delay of his next book. Details of what to expect have yet to be revealed other than that plots will take place within different eras of the extended universe.
  • Lastly, the upcoming season will introduce several new cast members to the programme, including Jim Broadbent and Tom Hopper, with a cameo singing performance from Ed Sheeran.
What are you thoughts on season seven? Who do you think will be killed off next? Based on the events of the show, it’s anyone’s guess. Get in touch with us through our twitter account @JenChauMedia.
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