Fans of HBO’s sexy swords and dragons drama Game of Thrones will be pretty pleased to see that the show’s creators are hard at work on Season 7. HBO just dropped the brief teaser above to reassure viewers the show is “in production now.”
The video is simply a shot of a hand holding a sword called the Oathkeeper, a rare Valyrian steel weapon that was previously given to Brienne of Tarth for a special mission.
As for when GoT fans will once again visit this icy and unforgiving world from the mind of George R.R. Martin, one of the show’s stalwart actors recently gave a confusing interview to an Irish paper indicating that the show’s seventh season may begin this summer, in July. “Or September,” said Liam Cunningham, speaking to the Independent.
Either way, at least it’s clear they’re working on it. For avid Thrones fans it’s likely no premiere date will ever be soon enough.
Now if author Martin would just get off the stick, quit writing add-ons and finish that final book so everyone can know these characters’ ultimate fates, that’d be great.
The seventh season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones is set to premiere on HBO later than usual, in mid-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 April 21, 2016, just three days before the premiere of the show’s sixth season, and began filming on August 31, 2016. The season was filmed primarily in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland.