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Let the real Game begin!

According to sources cited by Entertainment Weekly, Season 7 of HBO’s Game of Thrones has officially started production in Northern Ireland. Actually, filming started on Monday. Additional locations for the penultimate season of the fantasy drama include Spain and Iceland.

What’s left of the cast of characters from a very bloody Season 6 will return when the show returns sometime in 2017, with at least one new addition — Oscar winner and overall magical actor Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter movies, Moulin Rouge), as earlier reported.

Production for the Game of Thrones series usually starts in July, but Mother Nature didn’t get the memo that Winter Is Coming, and so the series’ schedule was pushed back to the end of August.

Season 7 will contain only seven episodes, three less than the standard 10. Filmmakers Alan Taylor and Jeremy Podeswa are two of the show’s returning to directors. Because of the scheduling delay, the return of our favorite show won’t return until sometime in the summer of 2017. No firm date has been officially announced.

So with only two short seasons left, who do you think will ultimately win the Iron Throne?

Source: EW

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Christina E. Janke

Christina is the co-host of “Intro to Geek” on Shauncastic and Editor-in-Chief at Agents of Geek. Her love of all things Mass Effect knows no bounds. She also carries an obsession with comic books, video games, and quirky television shows. Her heroes are Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Gail Simone. She hopes to be just like them when she grows up.

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