News broke yesterday that the seventh season of HBO’s hit show ‘Game Of Thrones’ will be premiering slightly later than normal in 2017.
In a recent interview with the UFC Unfiltered podcast show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss said, “We don’t have an air date yet, but this year will probably be a little bit later.”
When asked why the delay the writers said it was because winter has come.
“We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here’ – and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes any more.
“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.”
Normally the series has premiered in late April or early May.
Season seven of ‘Game Of Thrones’ will be the series penultimate season before we find out who will take the iron throne. Other reports have recently claimed that the sevenths season will only comprise of seven episodes. Whether there is any truth to this remains to be seen. I guess we’ll find out one way or another in 2017. The final series of the show is expected to hit in 2018.