Season 7 of Game of Thrones was announced by HBO on April 21, 2016.
In contrast to previous seasons, the seventh season has been shortened to seven episodes, due to the smaller amount of story content remaining, as well as the increased production values and time required to film episodes involving larger set pieces than in previous seasons. Filming began in Belfast on August 31, 2016 and ended in February 2017.
The season premiered on July 16, 2017.
Like the sixth season, Season 7 is based on an outline of the two final, presently-unpublished novels in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring.