We know series seven of 'Game of Thrones' will be shorter than usual, and that it will be the penultimate series, but it looks like it will also air later than usual.
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss told a podcast that the series is yet to get a broadcast date, and that filming will be delayed due to the weather conditions. It's not that the weather is too adverse to film in, quite the opposite: where it's usually filmed is enjoying too much sunny weather to stand in for the requisite bleak landscape of Westeros.
If filming is delayed, it should follow that the broadcast schedule is also delayed.
"We don't have an air date yet, but this year will probably be a little bit later," the showrunners said.
"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."
Series six started on April 24th, so we could see series seven slip to May or even June.
The show is said to have about 13 hours remaining. Split between two series, that would see each season consist of six or seven episodes, down from the usual 10.
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