Game Of Thrones ended with the fans being divided about how the series wound up but an Emmy for outstanding drama did make it a positive end for the showrunners. However, George R. R. Martin himself seems to be uneasy with the sudden way in which the TV series based on his Song of Ice of Fire books was wrapped up.
Martin, who is still working on releasing “A Song of Ice and Fire’s” 6th novel, The Winds of Winter spoke with Digital Spy about the way the show moved forward, which wandered from his intended story after it ran out of the source material.
“The [final] series has been… not completely faithful” he shared while speaking about the shortened run. “Otherwise, it would have to run another five seasons.”
Martin also spoke about the inconvenience of watching one’s work adjusted for TV and film. “It can be… traumatic,” he admitted. “Because sometimes their creative vision and your creative vision don’t match, and you get the famous creative differences thing – that leads to a lot of conflict.”
He further added, “You get totally extraneous things like the studio or the network weighing in, and they have some particular thing that has nothing to do with the story, but relates to ‘Well this character has a very high Q Rating so let’s give him a lot more stuff to do.’”
Martin’s association with HBO, in any case, continues, as he’s working with them on a number of prequels. One prequel spinoff has just started shooting, while a Targaryen-driven prequel was purportedly nearing a pilot request in September.