“Game of Thrones” season 6 may just be around the corner, but HBO’s TV series is not stealing the spotlight. In fact, “A Song of Ice and Fire” writer, George R.R. Martin, revealed that the story’s plot would be different from what’s shown on screen and what his upcoming book will tell, since according to him, “they killed off someone I didn’t kill.”
All fans of “Game of Thrones” has been anticipating the release of season 6, and everyone is coming in blindly, no thanks to “A Song of Ice and Fire” author, George R.R. Martin’s writing process.
During an interview with “Colony” co-creator, Ryan Condal, Martin revealed that his writing would be different from what HBO will show on “The Game of Thrones” season 6, reports IGN.
The interview ran for 20 minutes, and in it, the author hints that it may have been a good idea his book did not make the December 31, 2015, deadline. According to him, “Some of the ‘spoilers’ you may encounter in season six may not be spoilers at all … because the show and the books have diverged, and will continue to do so.”
Given that, the author has revealed that he will be incorporating a diverse, major plot that cannot be expected to be shown on screen. He also said, “I have decided to do it. Will you know it? I don’t know. It is fairly obvious because it is something that involves a couple of characters, one of which is dead on the show, and not dead in the books. So the show can’t do it, unfortunately, because they have killed someone I have not killed.” Did he mean Jon Snow?
At present, The Guardian reports there are at least 15 major characters in the franchise who have been killed off, which could mean it may not be Snow. He then described “Game of Thrones” season 6 creators as, “I get all this stuff about being bloody-minded but [Game of Thrones showrunners] David [Benioff] and Dan [DB Weiss] are bloodier than I am.”
When Martin was asked as to whether it’s a race to the finish between the HBO series and his literary work, he responded, “If I did have that thought, I’ve lost – because the show has caught up and is in the process of passing me. Ideally, I would have liked to have finished all seven books and have the story complete, but the show moves at a faster pace than I do and that’s partly because I am a slow writer.”
At present, George R.R. Martin is still finishing his book, which is reported to be released by October this year. In the meantime, “Game of Thrones” season 6 will premiere on HBO this April 24, 2016.
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