Fans of Game of Thrones are well used to needing the patience of Job when it comes to waiting for a new series to arrive on our screens, with the latest season appearing slightly later than usual. However, this time it’s all down to the snow (not Jon) that is to blame for the latest delay.

During an interview with, oddly enough, UFC Unfiltered, series bosses David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealed that they are being forced to delay filming due to the weather. With winter having arrived in Westeros, a darker and more moodier tone/weather is required.

“We don’t have an air date yet,” Benioff and Weiss said. “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.”

What we do know is that series 7 of Game of Thrones may be much shorter than past series, with the potential of seven episodes instead of the standard ten. Of course, the weather will also mean that the series may debut up to two months later than usual.

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