“Game of Thrones” season 7 has been delayed, much to the disappointment of its loyal fans. However, the geniuses behind the epic HBO series have explained why they need to push back the show?s return.
In a podcast interview, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss clarified that the setting next year?s storyline require them to hold off production for now.
?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,? Benioff and Weiss said about the “Game of Thrones” season 7 delay.
?We pushed everything down the line so we could get some grim, grey weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot,? the two added.
The hit HBO original has always started anywhere between March and April on its first six years. However, Benioff and Weiss have admitted that “Game of Thrones 7” does not have an official air date yet.
The long wait has made several viewers look for other similar TV offerings that they could watch while waiting for the show?s return. Still, there are dedicated fans who are too excited to wait – that they have already began making theories for the show?s seventh season.
“Game of Thrones” lead star Emilia Clarke even shared a juicy prediction about the fate of her character, Daenerys Tagragyen. Given how much the embattled white-haired queen has been through, she hints that an ?unpredictable twist? could spell disaster for her role.
After his fate was left open to speculations during the last season ender, there are also predictions that Euron Greyjoy will be playing a pivotal role when the series comes back on air.
Many are also looking forward to “Game of Thrones” season 7 because of this leg?s impressive lineup of directors. These include the creative minds behind other HBO hits, such as Alan Taylor from The Sopranos, Jeremy Podeswa of Boardwalk Empire, and Mark Mylod of Entourage. They will be joined by HBO newcomer Matt Shakman of AMC?s ?Mad Men.?