Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss recently appeared on a UFC Unfiltered podcast where they revealed a bittersweet news for the upcoming season of their show. As we saw in season 6 finale, Winter has officially arrived in Westeros which has prompted the producers to postpone the filming for season 7, as they want to include real cold weather in the footage. Here’s what they said in the podcast:
“We don’t have an air date yet, but this year will probably be a little bit later. 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.”
This isn’t exactly bad news because the delay is for a very good reason and with the show teasing winter’s arrival for the last 6 years, it only seems logical they want to get the best possible shots now that the winter is really here.