‘Game of Thrones’ Creators Say Season 7 Will Be a ‘Bit’ Delayed

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Game of Thrones fans were given some bad news on Wednesday… Season 7 is going to start “a bit later” than usual, says creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

GoT has generally premieres anywhere between late March and late April, but in an interview on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, Benioff and Weiss said, “We don’t have an air date yet. We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here’ [as Sansa Stark so states] 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.”

Can’t you just pretend to make it dreary? We’re so bummed.

On top of the delay, there is also the fact the next two and final seasons will also be shorter. “It’s two more seasons we’re talking about,” Benioff told Deadline. “From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing this in 70-75 hours, and that’s what we’ll end up with. Call it 73 for now.” Basically, this means there is only about 15 episodes left to wrap it all up, split between two seasons.

Game of Thrones returns to HBO sometime in 2017. Sigh.