'Game Of Thrones' Final Season Payoffs We're Dying To See

Lawrence Kim
March 7, 2019

Game of Thrones showrunner Dan Weiss also explained that the author provided a rough outline of his future books years ago and originally Martin contributed one script per season to the series, but he chose to stop after season four to focus on the books.

The upswing is that just because fans watch the ending to Game of Thrones doesn't mean they'll know the ending to A Song of Ice and Fire.

Really, Benioff and Weiss couldn't spoil Martin's books in their entirety if they wanted to, because as Benioff notes, "George discovers a lot of stuff while he's writing".

"It's been an incredible ride", the author tells EW. "And nearly all of it has been great". Obviously, I wished I finished these books sooner so the show hadn't gotten ahead of me.

While I think the ending of Game of Thrones will generally reflect the ending we get in A Song of Ice and Fire, I could be wrong. "I never anticipated that".

Although Nymeria hasn't been confirmed to return in the final season, given that the North is preparing to face off in the largest battle yet, one that also marks the "longest consecutive battle sequence ever committed to film", Nymeria returning to Winterfell with her wolf pack in two would certainly be of help. For this reason, despite the show deviating from the books in various ways over the years, the series finale is expected to finish in the same place as Martin's final novel. There's also a planned seventh novel, A Dream of Spring.

The Winds of Winter Plot
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George R.R. Martin with cast members of "Game of Thrones" at the 2018 Emmys, where the show won an award for best drama. In fact, it's been since 2011 that Martin published a new book in the series, which was when A Dance with Dragons was released.

However, other fans are speculating that it may have nothing to do with the Starks at all, and that the enemy in question will actually be a reanimated or still living Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen), who Arya executed on her sister Sansa's (Sophie Turner) orders at the end of season 7.

Martin has long since outlined a general ending for Benioff and Weiss.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Martin said he hasn't read the scripts for the final season of the series - nor has he visited the set - because he's been focusing on writing The Winds of Winter. But going forward, the showrunners aren't revealing how the show may be different from Martin's story. "So one thing we've talked to George about is that we're not going to tell people what the differences are, so when those books come out people can experience them fresh".

When he was young, Martin covered sports for The Bayonne Times and The Jersey Journal.

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