Game of Thrones Delayed Because Winter Isn't Coming The show needs to wait for the real-life weather to change By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Jul 6, 2016 6:00 PM CDT 8 comments Comments Production on "Game of Thrones" may be held up while the show waits for the actual winter to come. (Helen Sloan/HBO via AP) (Newser) – The wait for the next season of Game of Thrones just got a bit longer because, as io9 reports, winter isn't coming. At least not yet. New seasons of Game of Thrones typically debut in April, but weather in the European locations where the show films could push that back, the Verge reports. “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," Thrones creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff say on the UFC Unfiltered podcast. "So we kind of pushed everything down the line so we could get some grim, gray weather even in the sunnier places that we shoot.” And who knows, if the real-life winter holds off long enough George RR Martin might even have time to finish the next book.