Jul 09, 2016 12:06 PM EDT

‘Game Of Thrones Season 7’ Filming Delayed: Winter Did Not Come, HBO Postpones Series

By Jane Reed

After season 6, fans are now looking forward to Game of Thrones season 7 to catapult them into the fantasy world of the three headed dragon. But that dream is fizzling as HBO has announced that filming is delayed because Winter, after all, is not coming.

Winter has come. That is the distinct line fans use to remember the Song of Fire and Ice series. However, this upcoming Game of Thrones season 7 will not come as originally scheduled.

HBO has always aired GOT every April of each year. But for next year, it may just be a exception because winter has delayed filming and production arrangements. Show runners David Benioff and Dan Weiss explained that winter has not come to the usual film sets of the series, across Europe. According to reports, the weather is to be blamed.

"We don't have an air date yet, but this year will likely be a bit later," says the two. They are planning to start at a later date because they do not need to use the summer seasons for the next few episodes. "We pushed back everything down the line to get some grim, grey weather, even in the sunnier places that we shoot," they explained.

Because there will only be two final seasons, many are wondering what the show runners have in store for the last 13 episodes. The jump-off point for the following seasons will stem from Cersei Lannister's rise to the Iron Throne, Jon Snow's ascent as the King of the North, and Dany's quest towards Westeros with a huge army behind her.

Fans will be left impatient knowing that George R.R Martin's Winds of Winter book has not yet been published which leaves them empty of a source material. Now, knowing that Game of Thrones season 7 will be delayed, it is only a matter of time until fans play with dragon-fire and get ansty.

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