The filming, and thus airing, of Game of Thrones Season 7 will be delayed, the showrunners have revealed.
Given most of the show’s iconic locations are created and shot in Europe, the production team is going to have to wait until winter actually arrives.
“We don’t have an air date yet, but this year will likely be a bit later,” the pair revealed.
“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.”
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It’s still early days for HBO to be revealing premiere dates for the next season, given the current 10 episodes just completed their run.
However, it appears Westeros enthusiasts will be waiting beyond the usual April release date for the most beloved show on television.
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Given the climax of Season 6 and the current positioning of the chess pieces, something tells us it’ll be worth the wait.