HBO’s massively popular show Game of Thrones recently wrapped up its sixth season and fans are already waiting on bated breath for the seventh. According to showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, fans could be waiting a little longer than anticipated.
In an interview on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, the showrunners discussed how, due to the narrative, they never had to worry about the relationship between their shooting schedule and the weather; as the show had taken place during perpetual summer. Now that the oft quoted winter has finally arrived, weather has to be factored in, which could result in a delay in filming and a subsequent delay in the premiere of the seventh season.
“So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim, grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot,” Benioff and Weiss said.
HBO is yet to confirm if the show will premiere later than usual- with the show usually hitting screens late March / early April. In the long run though, the delay may not affect the season airing times by much; as Benioff and Weiss have gone on record saying that the seventh and eight season will be shorter than the previous ones.