It’s always a long wait in-between Game of Thrones seasons, but as showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealed this week on the UFC Unfiltered podcast with Matt Serra and Jim Norton, of all places, the wait for season seven is going to be even longer than we’re used to.
While they did not announce a firm release date for next season’s premiere, the showrunners did admit that it won’t be back in April, which is the month every other season of the season has premiered in. The reason? Weather, mostly.
“We don’t have an air date yet but this year it’ll probably be a little bit later. We’re starting a bit later because you know, the end of this season, winter is here and that means that sunny weather doesn’t really serve our purposes anymore. So we kind of pushed everything down the line, so we could get some grim, gray weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot.”
Benioff and Weiss also reconfirmed that there are only two seasons left, although they don’t yet have a firm episode count (they have previously mentioned that there could only be 13 episodes left in total). The potential of seeing a Game of Thrones prequel after the current show wraps up was also broached, but they admitted that they “haven’t had time to think through the details of it,” due to being preoccupied with “more pressing” matters.
Oh and if you’ve been wondering what’s been going on with Gendry like we have, the showrunners confirmed that he’s “still rowin” but wouldn’t reveal whether that means he’s actually coming back to the show or not.
(Source: Watchers On The Wall)