Bloys also confirmed that because of a later production start for the upcoming seventh season (due to creative reasons: the creators need colder weather for the Season 7 storyline), GOT will not be eligible for the 2017 Primetime Emmys for the first time in its run.
The network recently announced that Season 7 of the fantasy megahit will not return until summer 2017 – later than the shows’ usual April launch.
The next season will be shot in Northern Ireland, Spain, and Iceland as the creators will be seeking the colder climate.
Bloys says HBO is not that worried about GOT skipping an Emmy cycle. “Even if you took away Game of Thrones’ Emmy nominations this year, we’d still have more than anybody else,” he said, adding that the network has high awards hopes next year for The Leftovers and Girls’ final season and new drama The Night Of.