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Game of Thrones season seven is getting delayed - for a good reason

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Winter is here. Which, it turns out, is actually a bit of a problem for Game of Thrones.

Basking in the cold glow of season six's climactic conclusion, the show's creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss spent some down time speaking to the UFC Unfiltered podcast (they're apparently fans of watching two athletes beat the living sh*t out of each other, which explains a lot).

They revealed that the upcoming season seven won't follow the pattern of all previous seasons and arrive in April 2017 - because it needs a winter setting. 

"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."

With the bulk of the show's characters set to reunite in Westeros, the action will no longer be filled with scenes from the sweaty world of Essos, while previous settings such as Dubrovnik - which acts as the location of King's Landing - won't need to appear warm and summery. 

At least, that's what Benioff and Weiss are telling us. There's a small part of us that hopes that the next season might be getting delayed to autumn/winter coincide with the arrival of The Winds of Winter - the much delayed sixth novel in George R R Martin's series. 

Fingers crossed, eh?

[Via: Digital Spy]

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