Now that the HBO hit series Game of Thrones has come to an end, we can now reflect on how different the ending was, compared to A Song of Fire and Ice books by George R.R. Martin. Given that the producers of the show have strayed quite a bit from the original plot during the last two seasons, not to mention the fact that Martin hasn’t even actually finished writing The Winds of Winter which would complete the book series. Martin has stated that he has “mixed feelings about that”, as he never anticipated that the show would get ahead of him, and today he wishes he finished the books sooner. Even so, the series is over.
Benioff went on to expressed his concern, “it seems the show could ruin the books for people, now that the show is ahead of the books”. But before the release of the season finale, creators, Weiss and Benioff assured both the book readers and Martin that they won’t be revealing exactly how their version of the story will unravel differently from the books so that when those books are released, people will be able to experience them “fresh”.
This could mean that there will be many twists and turns in the future from Weiss and Benioff. Perhaps Martin can even throw his own spanner in the works after getting feedback from the show itself, having told EW that he hasn’t read any of the scripts yet. Who knows, he might just resurrect someone who died in the books and give them a brand new storyline just because he can. After all his the original creator of the whole saga.