When asked by Jimmy Kimmel how the delay of George R. R. Martin's sixth book would affect Game of Thrones, star Natalie Dormer said they always knew this could happen.
As the sixth season of the series approaches, Dormer said that although there will be major events that happen in the show that fans will have to read about later, Martin has a big part in deciding what makes it to air and what doesn't.
Dormer told Kimmel that HBO had predicted the book's delay could be an issue. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss held meetings with Martin previously to discuss what would happen if the show eventually caught up to and outpaced Martin's writing.
"They sat down and had a big powwow with George a couple of years ago in case of this eventuality," Dormer told Kimmel. "Maybe A to B they go off on slightly different tangents, but B is still B."
Dormer added that both the showrunners and Martin are on the same page with how they'll treat the new developments, but acknowledged it was "fresh snow" for everyone watching and for those involved with the show.
Game of Thrones' sixth season is set to debut sometime in April.