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HBO Announces Game Of Thrones Season 7 Release Date And Number Of Episodes

Looks like we’ll be waiting a while.

The word on the street was always that Season 7 was going to have less episodes than previous seasons, but HBO has just confirmed there will only be seven new episodes of the show airing next year.

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How long will we have to wait though? Till next fucking summer.

Via Variety:

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,” said Casey Bloys, president, HBO programming. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”

Basically, they have to wait until actual winter comes to start filming at the end of this year, because winter has finally come to Westeros.

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Does that reasoning even make sense though? I can accept only seven episodes in one season because it’s their story and they can tell it how they want and besides it probably means less of the filler we got in previous seasons, so that’s a good thing.

What I don’t get is all this shit about waiting for winter in order to film winter scenes. Say what? This is Game of Thrones we’re talking about. Each episode costs about $100 billion to make. You’ve got dragons and White Walkers showing up all over the place. I absolutely refuse to believe they couldn’t use CGI or go to Alaska or something to film their winter scenes instead of making us all wait another yea. I’m sure fake winters have been done on TV and film a million times before; really shouldn’t be a problem for the most expensive show on television.

But no, they want to take their time about it. All because they need a real life winter to go with their fake dragons, fake monsters and fake buildings getting blown up. Guess we’re got no choice but to wait.

To read the hilarious casting-call for the Game of Thrones penis-flasher from Season 5, click HERE.


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