Winter is here on Game of Thrones, and it's already ruining our lives. During an appearance on the UFC Unfiltered Podcast, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss let it slip that Season 7 will start later than past seasons of the show. The reason?
Stupid effing winter.
What fresh hell is this?!
"We're starting a bit later because you know, the end of this season, winter is here and that means that sunny weather doesn't really serve our purposes anymore," Weiss said. "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."
Filming for Season 6 began in late summer and wrapped in December of last year, so if production is waiting for winter weather in filming locations like Belfast and Croatia, who knows how much of a delay that could cause. Given the wording of the question, however, it's likely that Game of Thrones's seventh season will premiere after April 2017.
Fans were not happy.
Benioff and Weiss also confirmed that there are indeed only two seasons remaining and that they still do not have a definite episode count set in place. (Although, director Jack Bender kinda already confirmed that Season 7 will consist of seven episodes.)
So not only do we need to wait even longer for new episodes, but there's going to be less of them too? Melisandre was right: The night is dark and full of terrors.