July 2017. That is the forecast of when we can expect Game of Thrones to return to our screens and pick up the narrative again after the incredible turn of events all throughout Season 6
During last February Games Of Thrones Season 7 (Reign: Winter Has Come) was definitely filmed. In the past months the entire cast has been reconfirmed and each of the actors has already signed their standard contract.
This means that Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), to name but a few, are still onside.
At the moment, there are 60 episodes in the can (10 for each season), all based on the series of novels by George R. R. Martin ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Based on simple mathematical calculations, it would seem that there are only 13 episodes left before the grand finale, which would mean 7 on the way for summer 2017 and a further 6 in 2018. Ours, obviously, are only theories and speculations.
Games Of Thrones, from April 17h 2011 (first time aired ever), has been a huge success. A few statistics: the number of countries worldwide where the series is on air is 173 (a world record gained during the airing of the second episode of the fifth season).
The budget for each episode has increased gradually from the initial 5 million (2011) to the current 10 million spent on each episode during the last season.
Meanwhile, the number of awards won has risen to 26 Prime time Emmy Awards (the Oscars of TV) out of a total of 109 nominations. Said enough.
Waiting for Season 7, we still have all the unresolved plot issues, (for example the Three Heads of the Dragon, the definitive reincarnation of Azor Ahai with the supreme weapon yet to be revealed, the theory about the Valonqar etc), but we will tread lightly here too because we don’t want to be responsible for any spoilers. July 2017 is not faraway. We’ll wait and see…