If you’re a fan of Game Of Thrones and the novels by George R.R. Martin on which it is based, then you already know that the HBO series does at times deviate from the Song Of Ice and Fire books. Recently, Martin, who is also an executive producer and writer on the television series, revealed that characters will die in Season 5 who are still alive in his books — books which we know take him a long time to write. Book 6, The Winds of Winter, was originally due out this year, but now the release date is up in the air. With the TV show beginning its fifth season next month, it’s been obvious for a while now that it would eventually surpass the books, and now we have official confirmation.
Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss confirmed at a recent panel discussion at the Oxford Union that the television series will conclude before Martin’s final books are published.
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