George R.R. Martin has confirmed that Game Of Thrones will finish first on TV. While this may send fans of the Game Of Thrones books into a tizzy, what does this revelation mean for Game Of Thrones Season 6 through 8? Never mind, how will the book The Winds Of Winter compare to the TV show?
In a related report by the Inquisitr, Game Of Thrones director Padeswa has been teasing Jon Snow’s fate in Game Of Thrones Season 6. Even Martin got in on the act by saying, “Oh, you think he’s dead, do you? Well. I’m not going to address whether he’s dead or not.”
In a Dance with Dragons, Jon Snow seemingly suffers fatal stab wounds. The show writers seem to want Snow dead, but Martin can go any direction he pleases within the books. In addition, actor Kit Harrington was spotted with the others in Belfast, and supposedly he renegotiated his contract, so how could he continue unless he’s playing Jon Snow’s ghost?
“I wish it was out now,” Martin said, speaking of The Winds Of Winter. “Maybe I’m being overly optimistic about how quickly I can finish. But I canceled two convention appearances, I’m down a lot more interviews – anything I can do to get this done.”
After Martin realized Game Of Thrones will finish first on TV, the writer said he at first worried but then he decided to not let it bother him.
“The show is moving forward like a locomotive, or sometimes a jet locomotive,” Martin said, according to GeekWire. “They’re writing 60-page scripts, I’m writing 1,500-page novels. So who the hell knows? There was a period where I was worried about that. Then I said, to hell with that. Worrying about it isn’t going to change it one way or another. I still sit down at the typewriter, and I have to write the next scene and the next sentence … I’m just going to tell my story, and they’re telling their story and adapting my books, and we shall see.”
The story of Game Of Thrones Season 6 is very likely to diverge from the books. For example, Martin revealed that a character, Princess Arianne of Dorne, does not even come into the TV series version at all.
Besides what the author had to say, actress Nathalie Emmanuel also revealed that Game Of Thrones Season 6 will have the storylines of multiple characters begin to merge.
“I guess this season definitely has a lot of momentum, you feel that from the beginning,” she said, according to Digital Spy. “I think the fans are going to suddenly be seeing even more characters… interacting with characters they haven’t seen them interact with before. We had a bit of that in the last season, but it kicks up a bit more this season so it’s pretty exciting.”
Game Of Thrones Season 6 is currently in production, and the release date is expected for spring of 2016. It is expected that Game Of Thrones will finish off completely on TV with Game Of Thrones Season 8. The book series is expected to include at least seven or eight volumes before coming to an end. As for the book’s release date? Martin joked, “Don’t ask me when the book is going to be done — I’ll ask my minions to lop your head off.”
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