Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed that Game of Thrones season 7 will air later than usual, and with good reason.
“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.”
After a pretty explosive (no pun intended) last couple of episodes to season 6 of the popular HBO show, viewers certainly did not want to hear that they’d be waiting longer for the shortened seventh and second to last season. The Game of Thrones seventh season will consist of only seven episodes and will air some time in 2017, with six episodes to follow in season 8 — presumably in 2018.
While it makes sense from a production standpoint, it definitely makes the wait that much more painful to find out how the show will wrap up, especially considering we’re past the George R. R. Martin book material. Maybe the next book in the series will be released by then, we can only hope. We’ll keep you posted once we find an exact release date for the next season.
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