Fans of the epic fantasy series “Games of Thrones” could get something they’ve been waiting for — a new ending.
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 series that ended in May 2019.
“People know an ending – but not the ending,” Martin said in a new interview with the German newspaper, Welt.
After Season Four of “Game of Thrones,” co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss no longer had Martin’s original source material to work with. So the two forged their own narratives for major characters — and received lukewarm reactions from book readers and show viewers.
Martin said he “didn’t expect” the HBO adaptation to outpace him.
After a polarizing final season, fans created a petition that over one million people signed, urging HBO to remake the season.
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.’”
“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,” according to Martin.
The writer claimed “Game of Thrones” was supposed to end in the theatres.
“Four or five years ago, it was seriously discussed,” he said.
Ultimately, HBO nixed the idea.
“The executives said: We produce TV shows, we are not in the cinema business,” Martin said.