arrived at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday to discuss the record-breaking season 6 and what’s ahead for season 7.
“Winter is here and we gotta shoot where there are trees … and we’re waiting to shoot later in the year so we won’t finish shooting until February and there’s no way to get the show out there until summer,”
The status of winter on the show was a popular thread on Friday; the panel began with a parody video starring
cast members McElhenney and Charlie Day, and featuring this question of the
Earlier this week, HBO confirmed season 7 will return with seven episodes in the summer of 2017, a delay from the show’s usual spring start. Speaking to the UFC Unfiltered podcast earlier this month, Weiss explained how “sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more” since winter has arrived on the hit series. “We kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot,” he added.
team has expressed a desire to end the series after 73 hours and eight seasons, meaning just 13 episodes could remain, split across season 7 and 8. “We’ve known for several years now how many hours, roughly, we want it to go, it hasn’t changed,” Benioff said to EW this year. HBO has not yet confirmed anything about season 8 nor the show’s potential end.
The panel was a lively affair, with Benioff joking star Sophie Turner made the cast do shots of vodka before coming out on stage. “I’m 20, I didn’t do any of that,” Turner said.
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enjoyed a massive season 6, breaking ratings records with more than 25 million viewers per week across all platforms. The show also scored 23 Emmy nominations, a high-water mark for this year’s awards, including best drama, which it won last year (one of 12 total awards
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