Game of Thrones Season 7 is noticeably shorter than previous seasons. However, what the HBO series shortens in length will compensate for a bigger season this year.
The news that Game of Thrones will be three episodes shorter and will air a “little bit later” than what fans have expected in the previous seasons broke the hearts of many. But like what they always say, good things come to those who wait.
And GOT fans will surely have some “extraordinary” things to anticipate.
Game of Thrones Season 7: Bigger Episodes
The typical 10 episodes of Game of Thrones are cut down to seven for all the good reasons. Season 7 will get the same allotted production time as they would have with 10 episodes, that means the seven episodes will be bigger and more epic.
Iain Glen, the actor who plays Ser Jorah Mormont, told Radio Times that the “scale and size of the set pieces” and the world in Game of Thrones is only “getting more and more extraordinary.”
With that, production felt the need “that time to shoot seven hours as opposed to 10.”
Some of the episodes in GOT that stood out, like The Battle of the Bastards in Season 6, took weeks to film; 25 days to be exact. Other episodes that also took weeks to finish include Blackwater in Season 2, Watchers on the Wall in Season 4, and Hardhome in Season 5. It can be deduced that Season 7 will consist more of big episodes like that.
There is no announced date yet on when Game of Thrones will be back on our screens, but it is known that it will be delayed this year to make way for the winter in the show.
As for production, filming has already started in September and is expected to wrap shooting in February.
With five months of production, fans will surely be in for a treat with Game of Thrones Season 7 whether that means more dragons and White Walkers.
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