By Akinwale Akinyoade
George R.R. Martin | Getty Images for IMDb
When HBO’s hit TV series, “Game of Thrones” ended in 2019, millions of fans were left disappointed with the ending.
Over a million viewers of the show signed a petition asking for a remake of the ending to give the show a “befitting ending” and now it appears they may be getting what they want.
George R.R. Martin, the writer of the novels behind the show, said he is finally finishing the series “A Song of Fire and Ice.”
Martin’s two remaining books, “The Winds of Winter” and “A Dream of Spring,” will diverge from the HBO fantasy series that ended in May 2019.
In an interview with Welt, a German newspaper, Martins said:
“People know an ending — but not the ending.”
According to him, Game of Thrones co-creators, David Benioff and D.B, Weiss wanted to end the series after the seventh season. He said:
“David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the two creators behind the series, actually wanted to end the saga after the seventh season with three big movies.”
When asked if “Game of Thrones” could still be turned into a movie, Martin responded, “At this point in time, it wouldn’t be for me to decide, because HBO controls the film rights for ‘Game of Thrones.’”
Martin who said he never expected the HBO adaptation to outpace him also disclosed that “Game of Thrones” was supposed to end in the theatres but HBO nixed the idea.
“Four or five years ago, it was seriously discussed,” he said. “The executives said: ‘We produce TV shows, we are not in the cinema business.’”
It was earlier revealed that Game of Thrones co-creators, David Benioff and D.B, Weiss no longer had Martin’s original source material to work with after Season 4 of the series.
The two forged their own narratives for major characters and received lukewarm reactions from book readers and show viewers.