the season should start already

As we write this, it is February 2015. Season 5 of Game of Thrones airs in April. Now, they started filming that season last July, and shooting didn’t wrap until December. That’s six months of filming for one season, which isn’t unusual for Game of Thrones. It’s an incredibly complicated show, with hundreds of characters, several sprawling exterior locations, and extensive visual effects. The upcoming season is almost certainly still in post-production and probably will be right up until it airs. That’s a year-long production cycle for a single season, half of which is filming. You know what that means?

They’ve already started writing Season 6.

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