Fantasy epic Game of Thrones is arguably one of the most popular contemporary television shows and delivers knock-out performances and story lines in each season, staying pretty true to the origional novels from George R.R. Martin. Well, with season five getting ready for airing, Martin has spoken out and warned fans that the new series does deviate from the book.
Writers of the show David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have openly strayed from the book this season, teasing that more characters will meet a grisly end and here’s what Martin had to say about it; “People are going to die who don’t die in the books, so even the book readers will be unhappy. So everybody better be on their toes. David (Benioff) and D.B. (Weiss) are even bloodier than I am”.
Martin went on to talk about how many more seasons we can expect from the show; “Not really certain yet. This is the fifth season, the sixth season HBO picked up last year. We will have a 7th, 8th or 9th, no one knows. They only renew one or two seasons at a time. After we do season 6, maybe we’ll get a renewal for 7th and 8th. That all depends, Television is a very changeable medium”.
Finally, the writer spoke lengthily about the shows amazing response form both fans and critics and how it’s thoughts to be the hottest show on TV; “Yeah, it’s the hottest show on TV now, but will it be the hottest show on TV two years from now? Hot shows come and go and television changes, and I’ve lived through that before. I certainly hope that we get to tell the entire story. Because whatever happens with the show I’m going to finish the books, it will be seven books. But each of these books are 1500 pages long and they each have enough material in them for several seasons. I have two more books, the one I’m writing right now, ‘The Winds Of Winter,’ and after that the last book, ‘The Dream of Spring,’ so those will be the two final books. But we’re talking 3000 pages of material. How many seasons that translates too? That’s up to D.B. And David”.
HBO are doing a great job of the series and even if fans are going to be a little dissapointed that the material strays from the book, I think everyone’s going to be pretty happy with the level of work the Game of Thrones team are knocking up. I can’t wait for season five! Season five hits HBO on April 12, 2015.
Source: Showbiz 411