Filming updates for Game Of Thrones season 7 have surfaced and it seems the cast and crew will wait for winter to arrive. According to a website devoted to GoT updates, HBO is finalising Iceland as the shooting spot.
Watchers of The Wall has reported via an Icelandic news website that HBO officials are in touch with a few production houses in the country and are scheduling to film there in January next year.
The temperature in the Nordic island will dip below 10 degrees during the start of the year hence it will be best suited for the much-hyped winter sequences. Six major characters are also rumoured to arrive in the country during the January filming schedule.
The website speculates that Jon Snow, Sansa, Littlefinger, Tormund, Davos and Bran Stark may be the six major characters filming for the January schedule.
In the season 6 finale, Jon Snow was declared the King of the North after he defeated Ramsay Bolton. Sansa Stark also remains in Winterfell post the Battle of the Bastards. Bran Stark reached near the wall after evading the wights, thanks to his uncle Benjen Stark.
All the above characters are set to play an important role in setting the stage for the HBO fantasy thriller. Show producers David Benioff and DB Weiss had earlier hinted at a delay in the season 7 premiere as they were waiting for the arrival of winter to start filming.
"We don't have an air date yet," they said during an interview on the UFC Unfiltered podcast. "We're starting a bit later because at the end of this season, 'Winter is here' — and that means that sunny weather doesn't really serve our purposes anymore. 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."
More updates on filming and characters, by the show producers and actors are expected to be divulged during the upcoming San Diego Comic Con 2016. Until then, fans can only wait for GoT season 7 to premiere on HBO next year.