George R.R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based on, dropped a bombshell at the Writers Guild West Awards this weekend. If you’re not into possible spoilers then you might not want to continue reading this.
According to Martin, the upcoming Game of Thrones season 5 TV series will deviate from the books:
“People are going to die who don’t die in the books, so even the book readers will be unhappy. So everybody better be on their toes. David and D.B. (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss co-creators of ‘Game Of Thrones) are even bloodier than I am.”
In the upcoming season, Martin has hinted that four characters who are still alive in the books will be dispatched in the TV show.
Even Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, warned viewers of a “darker direction” the new season would be taking.
“There was one scene that I did do which was super, super traumatic, and I love doing those scenes,” Turner said. “It was just really kind of horrible for everyone to be on set and watch.”
For those that have read the books and are awaiting Martin’s next book in the series, The Winds of Winter, this might just answer the question as to what the show will do once it catches up to the already published books as it starts to deviate further from the material that has already been published. HBO has already picked up the popular show for a sixth season, and with two more books slated for release who knows how long the series could end up lasting.
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