‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Likely Delayed

Game of Thrones fans may have to wait a little longer for season seven.

According to showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, production on the hit HBO fantasy drama will start later than expected.

The series usually debuts each season in April, but Benioff and Weiss say the upcoming season will arrive a bit later due to weather. Winter has come to Westeros, but it hasn’t arrived at some of the show’s filming locations in Europe.


The duo made the reveal during the UFC Unfiltered podcast:

“We are starting a bit later because, you know, at the end of this season winter is here, and that means sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes anymore. So we pushed everything down the line to get some grim, grey weather, even in the sunnier places that we shoot.”

Game of Thrones films in Iceland, Croatia, and Northern Ireland.

Benioff and Weiss have said that there are only thirteen episodes remaining in the final two seasons of the show.

As Game of Thrones nears the end, its stars Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister) have each scored pay raises. Each will earn up to $500,000 per episode for season seven and eight, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ashley Carter
Ashley Carter
News junkie by profession, pop-culture junkie in life. A self-described TV fanatic, Ashley watches more television than should be humanly possible. Some of her favorites include Game of Thrones, Black Mirror, Mr. Robot and Stranger Things. She'll also watch almost anything from the BBC. When not watching TV or writing about it, you can find her at Disney World; she practically lives there.