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George R.R. Martin Doesn’t Think Game of Thrones Ending Will Be Too Different Than His Books

April 16, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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George R.R. Martin isn’t too worried about drastic differences between how Game of Thrones will end and how the books that inspired them will. During an interview on 60 Minutes, Martin — who wrote the Song of Ice and Fire novels the HBO series is based on, told Anderson Cooper that he doesn’t think his last two books will end too far off the mark from where the hit series will close out.

“I don’t think Dan and Dave’s ending is going to be that different from my ending because of the conversations we did have, but they may be on certain secondary characters, there may be differences,” he said (per “And yeah, some of the people will have that. There will be a debate, I’m sure. I think a lot of people who say, ‘Oh, Dan and Dave’s ending is better than the one George gave us, it’s a good thing they changed it.’ And there will be a lot of people who say, ‘No, Dan and Dave got it wrong, George’s ending is better,’ and they will all fight on the internet. There will be debate, and that’s fine. The worst thing for any work of art, be it movie or art, is to be ignored.”

Martin is currently at work on the long-delayed sixth book, The Winds of Winter, which will be followed by A Dream of Spring. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones continues its final six episodes on Sunday.