Many of us have been left with a void in our lives when Game of Thrones season six finished with the epic finale Winds of Winter.
As fans of HBO’s show will know, Game of Thrones (and HBO shows in general) start up in March or April, but that may not be the case with season seven.
As we saw during the finale of Game of Thrones season six, winter has finally arrived after years of the Starks reminding us that “winter is coming”. What that means, of course, is that sunny weather and locations are no longer much of an option.
David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the main guys behind the show, said: “Sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes anymore.”
“We don’t have an air date yet. We’re starting a bit later because at the end of this season, ‘Winter is here’ – 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.”
While some of the locations won’t be as effected, such as Northern Ireland (the location used for Riverrun and Winterfell), whereas places like Croatia (King’s Landing) will be, as well as the other more minor Westeros locations.
This, alongside the already confirmed shorter season, means that our Game of Thrones fix is longer off than we thought and will leave us hanging for longer.
Benioff said: “We don’t have a definite episode count, but each season will be a little bit shorter just because each year it takes longer and longer to shoot.”