HBO’s GAME OF THRONES to spoil novels’ ending, warns showrunners

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During the Oxford Union address for GAME OF THRONES last weekend, showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff admitted that the HBO series will surpass George R.R. Martin’s A SONG OF FIRE AND ICE novels and that it’ll unfortunately spoil the ending to the tale that Martin began back in the 1990s.

On spoiling the ending, Benioff said:

Luckily, we’ve been talking about this with George for a long time, ever since we saw this could happen, and we know where things are heading. And so we’ll eventually, basically, meet up at pretty much the same place where George is going; there might be a few deviations along the route, but we’re heading towards the same destination. I kind of wish that there were some things we didn’t have to spoil, but we’re kind of stuck between a rock and a hard place. The show must go on … and that’s what we’re going to do.

To watch the full address which included actors Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and John Bradley (Samwell Tarley), check out the video below. GAME OF THRONES returns to HBO with its fifth season on April 12.


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