Yes, Game Of Thrones
novel lovers. Your worst fears have been confirmed--if you haven't finished the series yet, that is.
Executive producer David Benioff admitted recently that the decision has been a difficult one for the showrunners, but the show is moving much faster than the books are.
Of course, that's not a surprise. TV shows tend to move ahead of books, especially when you consider the level of detail involved in a series like GoT
"Luckily, we’ve been talking about this with George [R.R. Martin] for a long time... and we know where things are heading. So, we’ll eventually meet up at pretty much the same place where George is going. There might be a few deviations along the route, but we’re heading towards the same destination," Benioff said, according to CinemaBlend
So if the deviation from the book thus far has bothered you, you're in for it, folks.
Benioff also pointed out that they can't very well put the show on hold while the books continue:
"We can’t put the show on hiatus… We can’t take a two-year break 'cause you know these guys are in demand and they are going to go off and do other stuff. So, we kind of have to keep pushing forward."
George R.R. Martin does intend to take his time with writing the rest of the series, as he's maintained in the past, so Benioff's right.
Draw comfort in the fact that the showrunners aren't lost--Benioff and his producing partner Dan Weiss have already mentioned that they're already thinking ahead to a season seven or eight.
No matter what trauma we all face once GoT
returns, at least the plot is in good hands...
Catch the season five premiere on HBO, Sunday, April 12 at 9 pm.
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