Game Of Thrones: George R.R. Martin Announces People Are Going To Die Who Don’t Die In The Books
When it comes to his characters, George R.R. Martin has gained the reputation for being a deadly writer. The author of A Song of Ice and Fire, Martin may have met his match in his character kill-off rep with D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, who are the creators and show runners of Game of Thrones. This is the television adaptation of Martin’s fantasy series, and when Martin made a surprise visit at the Writers Guild West Awards, he issued a warning to fans. Apparently Weiss and Benioff have planned to increase the death count in Game of Thrones Season 5 more-so than what was in Martin’s books.
“People are going to die who don’t die in the books, so even the book readers will be unhappy,” Martin said. “So everybody better be on their toes. David and D.B. are even bloodier than I am.”
The television adaptation has begun to catch up with the book series, so Game of Thrones Season 5 will definitely be an interesting one for the fans of Martin’s original series. What’s going to happen when a character on screen is killed off, but wasn’t killed in the book? How will that effect the final two books when they are released?
Martin reveals to ShowBiz411 that he does indeed have two books left to write, which raises another question: how many seasons of the show will Benioff, Weiss, and HBO plan on doing with two new books on the burner?
“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.
“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.”
Game of Thrones Season 5 premieres on HBO on April 12.