We are still a few months away from the return of Game of Thrones, but the good news is that there will be no delays to the show’s return on HBO. It has long been believed that the hit series would return in Spring of 2014, and that timetable has been confirmed.
The new seasons generally start in April, so we can expect the same time frame for the return of season four.
First off, the “Game of Thrones” season 4 premiere is set for late spring, as is traditional. We would all certainly all like it earlier, but that’s tricky: as of the end of November, production on season 4 wasn’t even finished yet. In fact, the Belfast-based main production was still busy setting up fire-breathing trucks, the movie magic equivalent of fire-breathing dragons. Tough to air season 4 without fire-breathing dragons, believe you me!
Thankfully, HBO has officially confirmed – and, more importantly, Charles Dance (Tywin) has confirmed – that the “Game of Thrones” season 4 premiere will be spring. No push-backs on a tentpole like this, which means they should be wrapping production in another month or two. Figure two to three months of post-production (editing, special effects) and we should be good to go.
Shooting for the new season lasted a whopping 136 days before calling it a wrap, with shooting taking place in three different countries. Iceland, Croatia and Northern Ireland will all be in the backdrop when Game of Thrones returns to HBO.
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