Winter has finally come to the world of Westeros, yet unfortunately for the millions of people who tune in every week to watch ‘Game of Thrones,’ that means we will not be seeing the show return for Season 7 until later than normal. It seems that the regular April premiere date for ‘Thrones’ is going to have to be pushed back this year, as the show has declared that Winter is in full swing, which means the production has to wait until actual winter has fallen here on Earth in order to begin shooting.

According to showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss during a UFC Unfiltered podcast:

“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 serve our purposes anymore, so we pushed back everything down the line to get some grim, grey weather, even in the sunnier places that we shoot.”

It is interesting to think how Winter coming to the world of the show will affect every location, as we have never truly seen it cold down in King’s Landing, and I cannot imagine what Winter would look like in the arid climate of Dorne. Though I do appreciate the idea of waiting for the locations to actually be shot while it is cold and cloudy, instead of just trying to fake everything looking like winter, which inevitably can take people out of the narrative if it ends up looking fake.

What are your thoughts on a later premiere date for ‘Game of Thrones?’ Would you rather them wait for their locations to be ready or just get to shooting and quench our desire for the show to return quickly? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: The Verge

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