"Game of Thrones" is having a problem Minnesotans can't relate to — not enough winter.

HBO usually begins feeding us each season of the hit series in April. But the show's creators, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, said that although winter arrived in Westeros last season, a lack of properly gloomy weather on location in Iceland is halting production of Season 7's episodes.

"We don't have an air date yet, but this year will likely be a bit later," the pair revealed on an UFC Unfiltered podcast on which they spent most of their time discussing their love for the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

"We're starting a bit later, because, you know, the end of this season, winter is here, and that means sunny weather doesn't serve our purposes anymore, so we pushed back everything down the line to get some grim, gray weather, even in the sunnier places we shoot."

In addition to Iceland, the show's filming locations include Northern Ireland and Croatia. If HBO's production still feels sluggish and warm by autumn, might we suggest moving the action to Minnesota?