Iceland to star again in Game of Thrones
Iceland will continue to play a major role in the fantasy series Game of Thrones, as preparations begin for the filming of the seventh series of the hit drama.
Producers have confirmed that the next series will be filmed in Northern Ireland, Spain and Iceland, according to Entertainment Weekly. In previous series, Iceland has been used for scenes in ‘north of the wall’ wildling territory.
The seventh series will have just seven episodes rather than the usual ten, and filming (and first screening) will take place later in the year than usual – for storyline reasons.
“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 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,” say the producers.
If grim grey weather is the order of the day, could this mean that autumn/winter Iceland might be a suitable filming location not just for ‘north of the wall’ but for other parts of the Seven Kingdoms?
Viewers will have to wait until summer 2017 to find out.