All good things, fantastical or otherwise, must come to an end.
‘Games of Thrones’ showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have at last confirmed that the HBO spectacular will come to an end following Season 7.
While that may be some sad news for some, considering that the series hasn’t reached its halfway point yet – Season 4 starts next month – there is plenty of excitement yet to come.
"It feels like this is the midpoint for us,” Benioff told Entertainment Weekly of the forthcoming season. “If we’re going to go seven seasons, which is the plan, Season 4 is right down the middle, the pivot point. … Seven gods, seven kingdoms, seven seasons. It feels right to us.”
Fan should rejoice still, as shows tend to fare better when it’s the showrunner, and not the network, that decides the fate of a popular series (HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said eight seasons would be better, of course).
Curiously, the seventh season may not exactly have source material as George R.R. Martin is currently penning the sixth book in the series, ‘The Winds in Winter.’ Benioff and Weiss have been in discussions with Martin, and so, should the book not be finished in time, they will have been privy to how things will in general play out.
Writing episodes from conversations, instead of the book, however, is the second (and last) resort, as Martin feverishly writes. Considering the success of the show and its ever-growing rabid fan base, it stands to reason that HBO and everyone else can simply wait until Martin has finished the saga in his vision.
'Game of Thrones' returns April 6 at 9/8c on HBO. Enjoy the trailer below.
The story is great in the books and it's great in the show - but the two are not the exact same and should never be compared as such.
Enjoy either one or both as you please, but please don't bash one with the other :/
Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2014, 7:32 pm
According to GRR he series only has two more books coming.
Series 3 AND four of the tv show comprise just book 3.
So, 3 more seasons can only fit one and a half more books, which means that either the tv show will only go up to the middle of book 5 or that they will be making SAVAGE cuts to fit more (or all) of the books.
Anyway, the story loses
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Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2014, 6:56 pm
Message Posted On Mar 12th, 2014, 9:09 am
Martin is expected to end the series by then? Or go the way of Dexter and diverge. Be interesting if Martin ends the books in a radically different way than the series.