This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
After six long and brutal seasons, winter has finally come to Westeros!
But sadly, that means we have to wait a bit longer than usual for new episodes of Game Of Thrones!
Though the HBO fantasy hit usually returns in April, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealed they're eyeing a later start to Season 7 next year!
"We don't have an air date yet, but this year will probably be a little bit later."
Weiss explained that because of winter's long-awaited arrival in Westeros, the production wants to wait until temperatures cool down to get more "grim grey weather," adding:
"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."
OK, that makes sense… We guess…
The producers still weren't sure exactly how many episodes GoT will continue, though they previously hinted there would be only 13 hours left in the series.
At least it's nice knowing this delay in production is due to winter and not a case of Westerosi senioritis!
[Image via HBO.]