Game of Thrones Season 6: Episode 10 had us in a state of distress, once we realised we have a nine month wait until Season 7 begins. But now, the producers have come to inform us that we may have to wait even longer before we see Daenerys arrive in Kings Landing.
Do you want the bad news or the bad news? The bad news is that Game of Thrones Season 7 is only going to have seven episodes. The bad is also that filming is going to have to be pushed back, to await what is being referred to as 'winter weather'. Sansa confirmed to Jon in Season 6: Episode 10, that winter had finally arrived, as they stood and looked out from the barracks of Winterfell. Therefore, it seems only appropriate now that the show adapt itself to its surroundings. Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss confirmed the delay when speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast by stating: "We're starting a bit later because you know, at the end of this season winter is here, and that means sunny weather doesn't really serve our purposes anymore. So we kind of pushed everything down the line so we could get some grim grey weather even in the sunnier places we shoot." Does that mean that we can expect to see snow storms and hail in Dorne come Season 7?
Benioff also explained as to why the remaining seasons will have a lower episode count by revealing: "Each season will be a little bit shorter each year just because it takes longer and longer to shoot. For us, we know where we're going. We know how the final season's going to end, we could write the final episode right now if we had to." Even though we are incredibly dedicated fans of Game of Thrones here at melty, we have to agree that it would be a shame for the show to add in more episodes just for the sake of doing so. In the meanwhile, it just leaves us more time to speculate on the multitude of events that could take place in Game of Thrones Season 7, for example, will Jaime kill Cersei for the greater good of Westeros? So, what in Hodor's name are you going to do between now and then?