Game of Thrones Season 8 Show will have a Different Ending than George RR Martin’s Book
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 has been marked as the favorite series as it gets aired on the HBO. This series is the most anticipated show that the whole world is eagerly waiting for. For those who doesn’t know it, this show is based on a book called ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ written by the infamous writer George RR Martin. The book is a franchise containing series of books that are fantasy based. George RR Martin, the American novelist has begun the first volume of it back in 1991, which got published after 5 years, in 1996. The first book is titled as ‘A Game of Thrones’ which is when he revealed that he has envisioned the series to be a trilogy. Till date, he has published the five out of the seven volumes. The 5th volume of the series, titled as A Dance with Dragons have been published in 2011 and it took around six years for him to complete it. He is currently working on the 6th volume, titled as The Winds of Winter.
A Song of Ice and Fire is completely based on the made up continents Essos and Westeros. In each chapter, the write gives you a limited introduction and we can see these characters growing in their own shades. The first novel has just 9 characters altogether, which got hiked to 31 by the time he reached the 5th novel. There are three main plot points that interweave, the journey of Daenerys Targaryen to get back the throne that once belonged to her deposed father, the dynastic war happening between the two major families Starks and Lannisters (supported by other families) to gain control over Westeros and the increasing threat of the Supernatural (Whites) who live in the northern part of the Westeros.
Martin said that he has been inspired by The Accursed Kings and the War of the Roses before writing Game of Thrones. In in the initial stages, the books have received immense praise for the diverse characterization including religion, relations and women. It has been highly commended for keeping the realism to the ground. An assortment of many subjective points started confronting the reader where he is given many unexpected twists. Just when you think you have fallen in love with a character, the writer kills them with the utmost cruelity. The show, Game of Thrones which has been adapted from the book concerns a lot of human elements including sexuality, pride, loyalty, piety, morality and humanity with violence arising frequently.
People who have already read the book have been thinking if they have already gotten the spoilers and the ones that are yet to read the book are stopping themselves from reading it because of how they did not want to get spoilers before watching the show. The show is releasing before Martin completes the entries and the author has assured the fans that he has made adequate changes to the book/show so that if one has gotten hold of one thing prior, the other thing would not follow the same pattern. This particular move from George RR Martin is clear as the new season will sail into a territory which has not been uncharted till now or which has not been covered in any of the classic novels. He is okay with the idea of the show going ahead of the books because he is sure about retaining his popularity and readership across the world and therefore. he wants to protect the readers from getting the show spoilers. Game of Thrones has already became a pop phenomenon and in this particular occasion, he said that,
“I’ve been so slow with these books. The major points of the ending will be things I told them five or six years ago. But there may also be changes, and there’ll be a lot added.”
While few fans know that Martin will take a lot of time or that he has had a high time finishing the series. The author said that the pressure of finishing the novels has been taking a huge toll on him and that he wants to make sure that all of them will live up to the hype without satiating the expectations of the clients. He also said that it has been making him slow done. When the show has completed the Season 1, Martin has received his 5th novel and from then he did not manage to release another installment despite working on the 6th release, “The Winds of Winter” for years now. The slow writing has also creating a lot of problems for the show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss because of how they have to write a suitable climax without having any material that they can refer to.
Both of them have spoken to the Entertainment Weekly through an interview where they have stated that,
“If you’re going to spend 10 years working on one show, you better really love the people you work with because you’re spending a sh—load of time away from your family and friends. You always put everything into it. So, to spend time on a show that people respond to all over the world, it’s incredibly gratifying. You have these characters you love and you can come up with ideas for them, and a few months later these incredible actors will be saying those things. That’s such a rare gift”.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the actor that plays Jaime Lannister has supported the decision of ending the show saying that D.B Weiss and Benioff equally wanted to tell this story and it is because of them the book has received large fan base. They have been stuck to the guns for a while now and extending it is not going to be fair. Even if the show has a different kind of audience who would wait and that HBO would love to have another couple years, he said that it is important to finish it off and let people appreciate it. It is a story from Episode 1 to Episode 83 and that they have told it successfully. Game of Thrones will be officially aired from April 14th, 2019.