Game of Thrones: Battle of the Bastards VFX breakdown

Watch how the visual effects for “The Battle of the Bastards” was created. Courtesy Iloura.

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It’s been a long time coming but winter finally arrived for Game of Thrones fans at the end of season six.

However, in an ironic twist, filming on season seven has been pushed back because the real-world weather is too nice at the moment.

Let it snow ... Game of Thrones producers are waiting for winter to come to start filming season seven.

Let it snow … Game of Thrones producers are waiting for winter to come to start filming season seven. Photo: HBO

GoT producers David Benioff and Daniel “DB” Weiss confirmed the delay during an interview on a podcast devoted to mixed martial arts, UFC Unfiltered.

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“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,” the pair explained. “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.”

HBO hasn’t announced when the eagerly awaited season 7 will premiere but the weather glitch looks like fans will be kept hanging on longer than they initially thought.

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

Season six of the show was filmed in a range of locations including Spain, Croatia and Northern Ireland.

There are between 13 and 15 episodes left to wrap up the epic tale and it seems they will be split into two shorter seasons of between 6 to 8 episodes.