‘Song of Ice and Fire’ author George RR Martin has admitted he doesn’t know how the final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ – HBO’s adaptation of his novels – is going to end.
The 70-year-old author admitted while he knows “some” things set for the final series of the show – which is based on his ‘Song of Ice and Fire’ novels – the HBO series has made significant departures from his books, which means both he and the fans are being left in the dark.
He told Entertainment Weekly:
“I haven’t read the [final season] scripts and haven’t been able to visit the set because I’ve been working on [‘The Winds of Winter’].
“I know some of the things. But there’s a lot of minor character [arcs] they’ll be coming up with on their own. And, of course, they passed me several years ago. There may be important discrepancies.”
George recently revealed he has been so busy working on the sixth book in the series that he had to turn down a cameo appearance in the final season of the TV show, which is set to air next month.
“[Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] invited me to a cameo in one of the final episodes, which I was tempted to do.
“But I didn’t think just for the sake of a cameo I could take the time to return to Belfast.”
Meanwhile, the last run is set to be very emotional for viewers, and actress Lena Headey – who plays Queen Cersei Lannister in the hit fantasy drama – she was “devastated” to bid goodbye to the role she’s been playing since 2011.d
She previously said:
“It was [sad], yeah. I thought I wasn’t going to let myself get to that point because I had the last day to get through. And then when I left and I got in the car, I broke down in tears and I was … yeah, devastated.”