Earlier this year, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister, said: “Everything happened quicker than I’m used to… a lot of things that normally take a season now take one episode.”
The season 7 premiere is said to be 59 minutes long while the final episode of of this season will last for a whopping 81 minutes.
We’ve been waiting for winter to come for years – and finally it did come in season six. This means that later in the year, there will be filming and this will lead the latest season to air a little later than its usual April start date.
Lasy year, Benioff and Weiss told the UFC Unfiltered podcast: “Winter is here – and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more. So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot.”
There are a lot of new characters to root for (before they are inevitably killed off) with Ed Sheeran popping up in a cameo and Jim Broadbent taking on a “significant role.”