Many fans were left wanting more after the explosive Game of Thrones season 6 finale. Despite that, it seems they will have to wait a bit longer for season 7 than they originally expected.
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss announced on a podcast that season 7 will debut during the show’s typical slot of mid to late April. Though they don’t have a date hammered down, it will likely be sometime in May.
“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.”
The phrase “Winter is Coming” has become synonymous with the hit TV show. Fans that tuned in for the finale know that winter is no longer coming; it’s finally here. Thus, from a production standpoint, this move makes a lot of sense. In order to truly achieve a wintery aesthetic, the show will need to be filmed during the peak of the winter. While fans will likely be bummed with a longer, more agonizing wait, hopefully the final product will make up for it.