George R R Martin says he won’t change books based on the reaction to final season of Game Of Thrones
Interesting news for Game of Thrones fans.
The dust has finally settled on the final season of Game of Thrones, and now we can all calmly discuss what the show did right, and what the show did wrong during its final six episodes.
Only joking, people are STILL bickering about it all.
And if you are one of the many people who was not happy with the direction the show took towards the end, then this news could be of interest to you.
George R R Martin, the man behind the series of novels on which the TV show is based, has said that he will not be changing his planned ending to the books following the backlash to the eighth and final season.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Martin said: "There is a temptation to change it — ‘Oh my god, it’s screwed up, I have to come up with something different'.
"But that’s wrong. Because you’ve been planning for a certain ending and if you suddenly change direction just because somebody figured it out, or because they don’t like it, then it screws up the whole structure…
"I don’t read the fan sites. I want to write the book I’ve always intended to write all along. And when it comes out they can like it or they can not like it."
He also assured fans that he will in fact finish the books, despite their concerns: "There’s no longer a race. The show is over. I’m writing the book. It will be done when it’s done."
Good to know.
Martin had previously said that he felt the reaction to the ending of the show from the internet was "toxic".