With the ultimate season of Game of Thrones able to premiere on HBO, followers are dying to understand how the epic sequence will come to an finish. If they’re anticipating to seek out out from George RR Martin, creator of the A Song of Fire and Ice novels, although, they’re out of luck.
“I haven’t read the [final-season] scripts and haven’t been able to visit the set because I’ve been working on [The Winds of Winter],” he advised Entertainment Weekly. “I know some of the things. But there’s a lot of minor-character [arcs] they’ll be coming up with on their own. And, of course, they passed me several years ago. There may be important discrepancies.”
As for the present ending as an entire, Martin defined that he has “mixed feelings about that.” While the variation of his novels has turn out to be one of many largest TV exhibits of all time, the display model of the story has gone additional than the occasions of the novels. “Obviously, I wished I finished these books sooner so the show hadn’t gotten ahead of me,” he mentioned. “I never anticipated that.”
That mentioned, although, Game of Thrones is not essentially ending. As Martin defined, “It’s not the end for me. I’m still deeply in it. I better live a long time because I have a lot of work left to do.” In addition to The Winds of Winter, a seventh novel–A Promise of Spring–was beforehand introduced. Beyond that, there’s additionally a prequel in the works.
And in case you’re anxious that the ultimate season will spoil how the books will finish, that should not be a lot of a priority. “Now that the show is ahead of the books, it seems the show could ruin the books for people,” co-showrunner David Benioff mentioned. “So one thing we’ve talked to George about is that we’re not going to tell people what the differences are, so when those books come out people can experience them fresh,”
The last season of Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 14 on HBO. Make certain to take a look at the trailer for the new season and our deep dive breakdown into all the secrets and techniques it holds.