After years of ominous warnings about how “winter is coming” on Game Of Thrones, the seasons finally changed on the recent season finale. We don’t know exactly what that will mean for the show, but it’s definitely not good and it’ll probably involve a horde of ice zombies. Now, though, in a story that’s truly a gift from the TV gods, Game Of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have revealed that the real winter just isn’t coming fast enough for them.
They dropped that delightful nugget on an episode of the UFC Unfiltered podcast (of all things), and they explained that sunny weather in their usual filming locations may force them to delay production on the show’s next season until things get appropriately gloomy. Because of that, the seventh season might even premiere later than normal. Benioff and Weiss don’t know exactly when that’ll happen, but they do say that it’ll “probably be a little bit later.”
That could be for the best, though, since Game Of Thrones is almost certainly going to have abbreviated seasons going forward. If it premieres later than it usually does, it could still end around the same time and give shows like Veep and Silicon Valley a few weeks to hold up HBO’s Sunday night on their own.