Two years is the end of the HBO-Erfolgsserie Game of Thrones already ago. Fans and critics are still alike ambivalenthow the story of the battle for the iron throne ended.
And not just her, but the author too George R.R. Martin, who wrote the original stories, is dissatisfied. A new book gives a glimpse into Martin’s opinion of the HBO series.
Game of Thrones creative disagreement
In fact, fantasy writer George RR Martin was always quite reluctant to give his opinion on HBO’s Game of Thrones series. It’s no secret, of course, that the show didn’t turn out the way he wanted it. Martin’s novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire“, which to this day consists of five parts and has not yet been completed.
The creators of the series had Fabric for five seasons available and had to complete the story themselves. According to a recent book by James Andrew entitled “Tinderbox: HBO’s Ruthless Pursuit of New Frontiers“Martin had tried to provide the series makers with information about the further development of the books.
Nevertheless one went with HBO don’t think about it and come up with an ending that the author hadn’t imagined. The Game of Thrones Blog “Winter is Coming“published about it Excerpts from the book. In it expressed itself Paul Haas, the representative of the fantasy author, on the topic:
“George loves Dan [Weiss] and Dave [Benioff]but after season 5 he began to worry about the path they were taking because George knows where the story is going. He started to say: ‘You are not following my template’. The first 5 seasons stuck to George’s schedule. Then they deviated from George’s plan. “
As a result, George RR Martin’s fundamentals were overturned and he had to watch his work go in a completely different direction. Haas explains in the book that George never planned that Bran Stark would take over the iron throne in the end do not trace this ending in his books.
In contrast, producers Benioff and Weiss claim that the idea of Bran Stark becoming ruler of the six kingdoms came straight out of Martin’s mouth.
George R.R. Martin preist Daenerys Targaryen
After all, the author does not regret everything about the series, which is based on his books. In Miller’s book on HBO’s Approach, Martin speaks positively of the portrayal of the Daenerys Targaryen and praise Emilia Clarke in this role. It was important for him to find an actress who could be extremely convincing in the role. Emilia Clarke mastered this challenge for him, as he says:
“Emilia Clarke was great. The role of Daenerys is a difficult role … She suddenly goes from girl to woman and begins to realize she has power and authority. This is an incredible change that has been going on throughout the show pulls. ”
More Game of Thrones series in the works
However, the inventor of the fantasy epic about the iron throne cannot afford too much criticism. Martin has one with HBO big contract that will keep him in the HBO streaming landscape for a few more years.
Another adaptation of his works is already in progress. Next will be House of the Dragon in 2022 published that on the book “Fire and Blood“based on the writer. It will turn out to be a Prequel-Serie zu Game of Thrones act and play 200 years before its events. The focus will be on the great Targaryen house and its demise.
Further series from the author’s pen are also in the works, but have not yet received an official title. Since George RR Martin will still be busy with the productions, fans will have to wait for the actual Game of Thrones saga to finish.
So that the story of the iron throne can be concluded, the author has planned two more novels:
The Winds of Winter
” and “A Dream of Spring“. Both books are still in progress.
What do you think? How did the author intend to end the Game of Thrones story?
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