Game Of Thrones Season 7 Likely Delayed Because Winter Isn't Coming
Season six of HBO's Game of Thrones just concluded at the end of June, and looks like fans may have to wait longer than the expected for the commencement of season seven. Film locations in Europe just don't seem to want to follow the motto of House Stark and allow winter to come.
In a UFC Unfiltered podcast, show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss stated, "We don’t have an air date yet, but this year will likely be a bit later. We’re starting a bit later because, you know, the end of this season, winter is here, and that means sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes anymore..."
The beginning of each season of Game of Thrones usually releases in April, however their European filming locations including Ireland, Scotland, and other countries are not yet cold enough to display the necessary winter scenery. At the beginning of the series, Westeros had been experiencing a nine-year long summer. However, now an equally as long winter is said to follow, which will make even typically warm areas cold and snowy. Waiting until our own world reflects the colder one of Westeros is pushing the start of season seven back an indeterminable amount of time.
[Source: The Verge]
As an avid fan of both the books and show, this news saddens me, but I understand why it's necessary. Jon Snow would seem quite silly in his thick black cloak in the currently sunny weather at their filming locations. I don't mind waiting a while for the release of season seven, but it would be nice to know exactly how long it might be pushed back. One thing is for certain, you're going to need the ice in order to accurately tell the story of A Song Of Ice And Fire.