The return of “Game of Thrones” has been delayed unfortunately. The series, which usually premieres every year around March/April, has been pushed back due to production being delayed. But there is a pretty good reason at least.
Executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed in a podcast that filming of season seven will not begin in July, as it normally does. The problem is from a lack of winter weather and since winter has come, production needs some wintery sets, Weiss explained:
We’re starting a little 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. We kind of pushed everything down the line so we could get some grim, gray weather, even in the sunnier places that we shoot.
The showrunners did not let on as to when production will begin.
It was also revealed a few weeks ago that the end of the series is closer than anyone wants. The plan is to wrap it up with 13 more episodes spread over two more seasons.
There is no official word from HBO on whether this production delay will affect the season seven premiere air date but it seems likely with a delayed production schedule.