George RR Martin Is A Bit Upset With What Showrunners Have Done To Game Of Thrones

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George R. R. Martin confessed to feeling ‘a little sad’ that there aren’t more seasons of Game Of Thrones to faithfully adapt his series in full.

In an interview to the Rolling Stone, he discussed about Stark sisters and the ending of the show.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: (Editor?s note: Image has been converted to black and white.) Writer George R. R. Martin, winner of Outstanding Drama Series for ‘Game of Thrones’, attends IMDb LIVE After The Emmys 2018 on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

He told Rolling Stone when asked about the ending:

You know, it’s complex. I’m a little sad, actually. I wish we had a few more seasons. But I understand. Dave and Dan are gonna go on to do other things, and I’m sure some of the actors were signed up for like seven or eight years, and they would like to go on and take other roles. All of that is fair. I’m not angry or anything like that, but there’s a little wistfulness in me.

It’s weird, in Hollywood, this way … I mean I’ve worked on other shows, you know? Twilight Zone in the mid-’80s, and then Beauty and the Beast for three years… And whenever a show ends, and the longer the show lasts the harder it is. You’re really with a family. You’re with them for a large part of the year, and not only working with them, but you’re often living with them in some distant location where you’re all in one hotel together. You’re seeing them every day, like five days a week, sometimes seven days a week. They’re very intensely involved in your life.

And it’s just a good cast, you know, relationships and friendships develop that are very, very deep. Then it ends, and everybody scatters to the ends of the earth. And a show that’s lasted as long as Game of Thrones, it’s the eighth season but it’s like, what, 10 years they’ve all been together? These young women have grown up together. They’ve become sisters, I think, in more than just the script. And the friendship that they’ve forged, that will endure.

The ending of the show – to what extent is it your ending?

I can say that when my next two books come out they’ll have to read them and then they can find out.

Fair enough. Have you stopped watching the show now that it’s gone beyond your territory?

No, of course not.

And have you seen this final season?

No, I haven’t. I haven’t … I mean I know some of what’s going on there, but I haven’t actually seen any footage. So I’ll be seeing that for the first time with everybody else.

But have you read the final scripts for the season, or have you detached yourself?
No, I haven’t read the scripts, although I’ve had meetings with David and Dan where we’ve discussed stuff.

So you’re gonna be somewhat surprised by their ending then, perhaps …
Well, to a degree. I mean, I think … the major points of the ending will be things that I told them, you know, five or six years ago. But there may also be changes, and there’ll be a lot added.

 

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