‘Game of Thrones’ season seven will premiere later than usual due to weather impacting filming

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Bad news, Game of Thrones fans: we’ll have to wait even longer to feast our eyes on season seven of HBO’s hit show.

Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss delivered the bad news in a recent appearance on UFC Unfiltered, where they discussed delayed production on the show while they wait for winter weather to roll in to some of the show’s filming locations:

“We don’t have an air date yet, but this year will probably be a bit later… we’re starting a bit later because, you know, the end of this season, winter is here, and that means sunny weather doesn’t serve our purposes anymore, so we pushed everything down the line to get some grim, grey weather, even in the sunnier places we shoot.”

This news means we’ll likely be waiting an extra month or two before the next season debuts. Traditionally, HBO airs new seasons of Game of Thrones in early April (with the exception of season three, which premiered in March).

Let’s hope this is the end of upsetting Game of Thrones news… we aren’t sure how much more we can handle after it was revealed that the show’s final two seasons (7 and 8) will have no more than 15 combined episodes.

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