George RR Martin – the author of the books HBO’s Game of Thrones is based on – has opened up about the controversial season finale, saying he wanted the show’s ending to be slower paced. He has also spoken about how the end of his A Song of Ice and Fire series will differ from the TV show.
The showrunners of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and Daniel Weiss, have been targeted by some angry fans for how the show finished with a petition being signed over 1 million times pleading for a redo.
Among the complaints is that the final two season of the show were “rushed”, to the detriment of the narrative.
“David and Dan have been saying for, like, five years that seven seasons is all they would go. We got them to go to eight, but not any more than that… I was saying 10 seasons, and, er, they won,” said Martin.
“Book or show, which will be the ‘real’ ending? It’s a silly question… I’ll write it. You read it. Then everyone can make up their own mind, and argue about it on the internet.”
As well as the last two Song of Ice and Fire books coming out, HBO has multiple Game of Thrones spinoffs in development.
Source: Newshub (Daniel Rutledge)