Game of Thrones season 6 has eliminated so many characters during its last episode to make way for the final showdown. Fans are getting excited about season 7, which HBO officially renewed on April 21, and each season normally premiers around March and April.
But it looks like Cersei Lannister’s wildfire bomb that wiped out all her rivals in the last episode eliminates our hopes of having season 7 premiere in April, as we are accustomed to.
In an interview with show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, they’ve stressed out the need to push the production of the show mainly due to the weather. It wouldn’t make sense to shoot for gray skies, and the chilliness of winter during sunny weather does it?
The production will commence later than expected for a more realistic experience. It also means that there will be other delays, and asked if whether an April return is still possible…
“No … we don’t have an airdate yet, but this year it’ll probably be a bit later, ’cause 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 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.”
Fans would have to hold on with their competing theories a little bit more. A little delay could only build up more steam along the way.
Do you think Jon Snow will be marrying Cersei Lannister, and then proceed to kill Jamie Lannister? How about Daenerys Targaryen? But why was it necessary to kill Jon Snow just to resurrect him?
The longest gap between season 6 and 7 will allow our imaginations to fly if indeed Jon Snow will ride Daenerys’s dragon.
And it will be a short ride when it comes.
Benioff and Weiss said, “It’s two more seasons, we’re talking about. From pretty close to the beginning, we talked about doing this in 70-75 hours, and that’s what we’ll end up with.”
With 60 hours used up over the span of six seasons, there are only around 13 to 15 episodes to be divided into two seasons. And don’t expect for an extension since the idea has been shot down quickly, as the story could dwell too long and not hold.
The good news is having fewer episodes to shoot won’t delay its premiere too long.
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