In a recent book dedicated to HBO series, the representative of George RR Martin returned to the various disappointments expressed by the author of “Game of Thrones” regarding the adaptation of his work for television.
Two and a half years ago, after 8 seasons of battles, plots and backstabbing, the Game of Thrones series, adapted from the work of George RR Martin, ended on HBO even as the original works were still being written.
Having anticipated the plot of the novels with a final season with 6 episodes (instead of the usual 10), the conclusion of one of the most popular series of all time had disappointed some fans, who reproached him in particular for his haste on the last straight line.
While writer George RR Martin had previously had the opportunity to express his own frustration with the end of the series, today we learn more between the pages of Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers, a book by James Andrew Miller dedicated to HBO series.
Paul Haas, official representative of George RR Martin, says in fact that the writer had gone out of his way to lengthen the end of the series:
“George flew to New York to have lunch with Richard Plepler [ndlr : l’ancien directeur de HBO], and beg him to do 10 seasons of 10 episodes, because there was enough material for that and it would have been a more satisfying and entertaining experience. “
Still according to Paul Haas, HBO was also of the same opinion as Martin, but the two Game of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and DB Weiss, exhausted by their long stay in Westeros, would have insisted on shortening the festivities. The disagreements that could reign between them and George RR Martin would have started well before:
“George loves Dan and Dave,” Paul Haas continues. “But after 5 seasons, he started to worry about which way they were going, because George knows where the story is going. He started telling them, ‘You don’t follow my role model.’ The first five seasons. stayed true to George’s roadmap. Then they stepped off that roadmap. “
It is therefore a safe bet that the end of novels Game Of Thrones, still being written under the pen of George RR Martin, is significantly different from what we have known on HBO. As Paul Haas also revealed in Miller’s book – apart from Martin’s literary agent and his publisher – no one in the world knows who will end up on the throne at the end of the saga.
Could it be that the universe of Game Of Thrones has not yet delivered all its surprises? Answer soon in bookstores.
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