The Game of Thrones finale finally came around to shake the world on Sunday. As fans found themselves bittersweet, angered, and sometimes actually pleased; you might say the show found a little bit of controversy with how it all wrapped up. That being said, George R.R. Martin finally stepped forward to offer his thoughts and clarifications on what Game Of Thrones fans can hope for with the ending in the books.
If you’re hungry for more Game of Thrones content, please go relive that epic water bottle fail in the Game of Thrones finale on Sunday. Absolutely gold. Maybe a metaphor for the show’s final season being rushed…
Or better yet, have you seen that Twitter user’s genius rankings of the Game Of Thrones men as sandwiches?
I mean, this sums up how a lot of people were feeling about the final season of Game of Thrones.
And here are his words if that text was too small:
“How will it all end? I hear people asking. The same ending as the show? Different? Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. I am working in a very different medium than David and Dan, never forget. They had six hours for this final season. I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3000 manuscript pages between them before I’m done… and if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I’ll add them. And of course the butterfly effect will be at work as well…. There are characters who never made it onto the screen at all, and others who died in the show but still live in the books.
So if nothing else, the readers will learn what happened to Jeyne Poole, Lady Stoneheart, Penny and her pig, Skahaz Shavepate, Arianne Martell, Darkstar, Victarion Greyjoy, Ser Garlan the Gallant, Aegon VI, and a myriad of other characters both great and small that viewers of the show never had the chance to meet. And yes, there will be unicorns…of a sort…
Book or show, which will be the “real ending?” It’s a silly question. How many children did Scarlett O’ Hara have?”
And as for the state of when his final books will be released. Here's what George R.R. Martin had to say about that.
“And me? I’m still here, and I’m still busy. As a producer, I’ve got five shows in development at HBO (some having nothing whatsoever to do with the world of Westeros), two at Hulu, one on the HIstory Channel. I’m involved with a number of feature projects, some based upon my stories and books, some on material created by others. There are these short films I am hoping to make, adaptations of classic stories by one of the most brilliant, quirky, and original writers our genre has ever produced. I’ve consulted on a video game out of Japan. And then there’s Meow Wolf…
And I’m writing. Winter is coming, I told you, long ago…and so it is. THE WINDS OF WINTER is very late, I know, I know, but it will be done. I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all and jinx myself…but I will finish it, and then will come A DREAM OF SPRING.”