George R.R. Martin Gives an Update on His Game of Thrones Work
George R.R. Martin has been silent for the most part surrounding the production of his Song of Ice and Fire book series. The series led to the hit television series Game of Thrones. Martin was directly involved in the HBO series and helped in wrapping it up. But Martin wrote a blog post that will surprise many of the biggest fans of the series.
Martin said that the Song of Ice and Fire books ends differently from the Game of Thrones television series. He says that while many people know of one ending to the series, they don’t know what Martin will see as the true ending. But details on when the next book in the series will be released are unknown, as Martin is still working on the project.
George R.R. Martin said in his blog on georgerrmartin.com that his ending will be different in that he is working in a unique medium. He states that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Daniel Brett Weiss were working in a medium that didn’t have as much freedom. Specifically, they had a few hours to work with for the final season. The restriction made it harder for them to cover everything that Martin wanted to introduce.
Meanwhile, Martin has produced an immense amount of content. He says that the last two books in the series have about three thousand manuscript pages. He may also add more chapters and scenes if necessary. His goal is to produce a cohesive story where everything moves along well.
The Next Book
It is unknown as to when the next book in Martin’s series will be released. But it is known that the book will be called the Winds of Winter.
Martin says that while he had been working on the Game of Thrones television show, he is not going to take any new scripts until he finishes the Winds of Winter and gets the final product delivered. He says that “Winter is still coming,” and that continuing his work will be his main goal.
Where Is He?
Martin is in a remote location working on the book. He has a staff that attends to him, and he hasn’t traveled much. He even says that he’s been working on a DOS word processor, although he has backed up his work many times.
A Preview of the Content?
Martin also mentioned that the story in his book could become grim. He says that the situation in the Seven Kingdoms is not positive. He has not given any hints as to what could happen with the characters in the story. But the developments he has produced and the storylines coming about in the past and on the show could be hints of what people could expect.
Whatever happens, it will be exciting to see how well the book series will continue. While people know how the Game of Thrones television series ended, they don’t know what to expect out of the books.