Well goddamnit all to hell.

The wait for Game of Thrones‘ seventh season might be even longer than expected, because – and we shit you not – the producers are waiting for winter. The irony is not lost on anyone.

Showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff revealed in a recent UFC podcast that production is going to start later than expected because they’re waiting for the gloomy weather to provide the ‘winter is here’ feel that this next season will demand.

“We don’t have an air date yet,” they 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.”

Game of Thrones typically starts each year in either March or April, so we’ve got a fair whack of waiting to do.

Weiss and Benioff also confirmed that two seasons remain, but they don’t yet have a definite episode count. [Spoiler: it’s gonna be short.]

In other, extremely important news, they said they “hadn’t had time to think through the details” of a potential prequel, and that Gendry is “still rowing”. At this stage, he’s either rowed his way to bloody Qarth, or he’s dead. 

‘Game Of Thrones’ S7 Might Literally Be Delayed ‘Cause Of The Fkn Weather

Listen to the podcast below [Weiss and Benioff come in at the 26 minute mark].

Photo: HBO.