"Game of Thrones" Season 7 won't return in April 2017

Just when you have accepted that you would have to wait a full year for a new episode of "Game of Thrones," showrunners reveal heartbreaking update.

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HBO aired its sixth season finale of "Game of Thrones" on Sunday, June 26, 2016, and fans are anticipating its seventh season.

Just when fans have accepted that you would have to wait a full year for a new episode and season of "Game of Thrones," showrunners reveal a very heartbreaking update.

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"Game of Thrones" season 6 finale

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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss appeared on the latest episode of the UFC Unfiltered podcast where they revealed that due to the long-awaited arrival of winter, season seven filming has been pushed back.

“We don’t have an air date yet, but this year will probably be a little bit later,” Weiss said.

HBO series' creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff play

HBO series' creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff

“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.”

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In a recent interview with EW, the showrunners confirmed that the seventh season is the penultimate season of show which is based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin.

An official return date is yet to be announced for the show's seventh season which was originally scheduled to return in April 2017.

Titled "The Winds of Winter," the "GOT" season six finale ended with Daenerys finally coming back to Westeros; Jon Snow as king of the North and Cersei sitting on the Iron Throne.

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