With fans eager to see the completion of "Game of Thrones," they may have to wait a bit longer, as season seven delays are now expected.
Executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were recent guests on the UFC Unfiltered Podcast. When asked if season seven had a 2017 premiere date, they said not yet. Typically the show has debuted in April, but the producers are expecting the show to air later in the year.
Ironically, Benioff and Weiss said that the cause of the delay will be the weather. "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 anymore. So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim, gray weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot."
With the "winds of winter" literally blowing in from the north next season, it's clear the producers want to reflect an authentic filming experience. The producers have already said that next season will have less episodes, so it's possible the delays won't hold up season seven's premiere too long.